Following the attacks on the members of the Coalition of Northern Groups in Kaduna, officials of the organization have on Wednesday relocated to Katsina to join other members who trooped in from Kano, Jigawa and neighbouring states for takeoff of peaceful protest.
In a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS on Thursday morning and signed by the group’s National Coordinator, Comrade Balarabe Rufa’i, the organization had submitted a proposed solutions to insecurity in the north to Masari’s Special Assistant on Security matters, Ibrahim Katsina.
PRIME TIME NEWS learnt that the physical street protests scheduled to hold on Wednesday has been shelved as a result of some considerations raised by the security operatives in Katsina.
Authorities in the state expressed fear that the prevailing tense atmosphere across the state may not guarantee peaceful ending to the protests considering the crowd likely to be pulled out.
“The Katsina Government has given assurances that having developed contact with the abductors, it will within the shortest possible time secure the release of the children, an effort that should not be jeopardized at this point.” They added.
The group also expressed with dismay over the deteriorating state security in Northern Nigeria ranging from insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, rape cases amongst other atrocious activities.
“It sad how these criminal gangs have spread their activities and made life miserable for millions of people across states like Borno, Yobe, Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Adamawa, Benue and literally prohibited the use of major highways in northern Nigeria.” The group added.
“This frightening state of insecurity had in the last couple of weeks, escalated with the massacre of 43 rice framers and disappearance of 80 others in the hands insurgents in Zabarmari of Borno State.” CNG recalled.
The group however described President Buhari and his government as helpless, incompetent, incapable or unwilling to act to rescue these 300 kids currently in captivity, exposed to harsh weather conditions, torture, hostile unfamiliar environment, malnutrition, the trauma of forced separation and threat of imminent death.
It also solicited the support of all Nigerians and friends of Nigeria in Africa and around the globe to identify with this course by mounting pressure to force action from government.