ACF fumes, slams Buhari, Northern governors for paying no attention to killings in North


The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Monday, expressed strong displeasure over the alleged lack of sympathy by Northern Governors and president Buhari to communities being attacked and killed by bandits and other criminals in the region.

Mr. Emmanuel Yawe, National Publicity Secretary of the forum in a statement on Monday alleged that the governors have not been showing enough sympathy to the victims just like President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, the President and the northern governors are unwittingly creating the impression that only their lives, those of their immediate family members and their office’s matter to them

He further added that, apart from Gov. Umara Zulum of Borno, neither the president nor the governors have bothered to visit affected communities to show empathy and sympathy for the victims.

He said, the forum would like to put it on record its total disapproval, frustration and anger against what appears to be an endless orgy of killings in Northern Nigeria.

According to him, the attitude of the governors and the president portray them as only concerned about their lives and that of members of their families.

He said the latest incident took place in Giwa Local Government of Kaduna State where 38 innocent citizens were hacked to death.

“Nothing stops the President and a State Governor from visiting such places.

“We sadly note that he has never felt it necessary to do so. In fact, following his example, not one governor has done so except Governor Zulum of Borno. Just a few days ago also in Askira Uba in Borno,10 people were killed and uncountable numbers were taken away.

“The people affected by these savage attacks are thus left to think that their lives don’t count,” the statement said.

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