The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Monday condemned the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari over rising insecurity in the northern part of the country.
The ACF, in a statement titled, ‘ACF condemns endless killings in the North’ issued by its spokesman, Emmanuel Yawe, called on President Buhari to live up to his oath of office.
The group’s statement is in reaction to the invasion of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, during which a staff, his wife and daughter were abducted. The wife and daughter were later released by the gunmen after a gun duel with the police.
Nine students of the institution had earlier been abducted on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway while on their way to Lagos. They were released on Saturday night.
In its reaction, the ACF expressed anger over the spate of insecurity in the North, while directing its anger at the President over the sundry attacks by bandits.
The forum also knocked the Police Affairs Minister, Muhammad Dingyadi, for saying that the activities of bandits had been checked in the North.
The statement reads in part: “We feel there is no need to call on President Buhari to live up to his oath of office. He knows more than anybody else the implications of swearing on the Quran and refusing to honour your oath to the Almighty.
“We are only for the umpteenth time conveying the anger and frustrations of many northerners to him so that he will do the needful and speedily too. It is getting too late