From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A group, Coalition of Northern Organization ( CNO) has described the two weeks ultimatum given to President Muhammadu Buhari to address the menace of bandits in the North or face civil unrest as the hand work of political hawks and crisis merchants.
The spokesman of the group, Comrade Adamu Kabir Matazu disclosed this during a press conference held in Kaduna Thursday.
Matazu said the Coalition of Northern Group (CNG)
comprises of people who specialize in advance fee fraud to extort money by appealing to the emotions and insecurity situations.
He alleged further that the group uses same nomenclature to threaten Igbos residing in Northern Nigeria with an ultimatum to go back to the east or risk being killed,, saying it was also the same characters that launched an illegal security outfit with a day hired branded security vans which they christened SHEGE KA FASA .
He added that they are now in a new outfit COALITION AGAINST KILLINGS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA (CAKIN) using it to issue two weeks ultimatum to the President and threatening to shutdown government and cause civil unrest to topple the democratically elected government.
“The principal actors are people without a known job or business but living a life of luxury from the money they makes from extortions and fear mongering.
“They are cash and carry activists who run most often than not unregistered organizations with specialization in political extortions.
“These characters and their willing collaborators are enemies of peace and security and can sell their birthright for porridge.
“Coalition of Northern Organization will henceforth resist and confront where necessary all enemies of peace and security across the entire length and breadth of our country by whatever name they are called or metamorphose into because those who sees insecurity issues as opportunity to blackmail our security agencies and draw back the clock of progress will have us to contend with going forward.
“We call on all patriots to join us in the crusade of freeing Nigeria from the shackles of armed banditry and terrorism by playing our role as active citizens in different categories of our society, “he said.