Coalition of North Central Elders has expressed concerns over the state of insecurity in the country especially in the North Central region.
The elders led by their chairman, Usman Bida and National Secretary, Moses Okudu, in a statement on Monday told President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians are tired of promises and called on him to sack the service chiefs.
“Nigerians are tired of rhetorics and promises of the security situation getting better. We are saddened that there is no state in the North Central that is free from terrorists’ attacks or that has not had it own fair share of the mindless killing of innocent citizens one time or the other, a region that was the most peaceful in the entire north.
“When we were about to recover from the arrest of over 400 terrorists with dangerous weapons in Toto Local Government of Nasarawa by the military, which was commendable, we are taken aback with the recent intelligence reports released by Customs of the presence of Boko Haram elements in Abuja and some local government areas in Nasarawa and Niger states. This is a complete failure of intelligence.
“As it stand today, well-meaning citizens of North Central and Nigeria are frightened by this information. Some parts of Nasarawa, Niger and Kogi states are no-go areas because of the activities of these terrorists that kill, kidnap, and rob people at will as if we are in a Banana republic. In Niger State, people are killed on a daily basis, women raped and children killed by this terrorists group.
“We voted for President Muhammed Buhari because of his vast experience in security and integrity and we expect the best from him.
“Mr president sir, four officers cannot be more experienced than thousands of officers we have in the Armed Forces. It is on this note that we appeal to you to as a matter of urgency and national importance sack them” they said.