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Published On: Fri, May 9th, 2014

Katsina CSOs protest insecurity, abductions

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A coalition of civil societies in Katsina State, yesterday staged a peaceful protest in the state capital to register their anger against the recent spate of insecurity in the country, particularly the abduction of over 200 Chibok girls and farmers/fulani clashes.

The civil society groups who began their peaceful demonstration from Kofar-Kaura, said through their spokesman, Comrade Bashir Dauda, noted that the demonstration was to express their disaffections with the current security situation in the country.

The coalition specifically expressed concern with what they called “ the tendency of politicians who want to politicize every security lapse in order to score cheap political victory

They similarly described as callous, barbaric and uncivilized the politicization of the situation, saying that the rampant bomb blasts and inhuman massacre of Nigerians including babies was enough to humble the political class.

On the recent intervention of some foreign countries in addressing the security situation, the coalition rejected such initiative describing it as counter-productive, arguing “ what is happening in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia are indications that foreign countries could not offer any remedy”.

They also called on the president to improve his relationship with state governors from the Boko Haram prone areas, while advising the government to enhance security along the nation’s porous borders.

According to them, “It is a disgrace if the mighty federal government failed to rescue the abducted girls students of GSS Chibok and others who are in the captivity of Boko Haram as sex slaves”.

 

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