From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A Group under the auspices of Joint Committee of Northern Youth Association (JACOM) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, to allow communities to bear fire arms and protect themselves.
They made this known in a in a communique issued after a two day meeting in kaduna yesterday.
The meeting, which was held to discuss the prevailing security situation in Northern Nigeria observed that, President Muhammadu Buhari had failed to protect lives and property of Nigerians.
The communique read by Raphael Terkula and Muhammed Murtala Abubakar said “the one-day meeting was held to assess the situation and the progress or otherwise in the last 6 years, with a verdict that the situation is deteriorating and escalating, leaving the people helpless. We resolved that keeping quiet and condemning the situation is not an only option.
“The Northern part of Nigeria is fast becoming a shadow of itself, largely due to bad governance with insecurity grounding the economy of the region.
“The spate of killings and the increasing inability of the State Governments and by extension the Federal Government to protect lives and property is alarming thereby resulting in helplessness for Nigerian citizens in the north.”