Northern Govs Responsible For Insecurity – Arewa Forum
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Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), yesterday blamed northern governors for the high level of insecurity particularly in the north and the country at large, describing their abandonment of youths in the region over time as a time bomb waiting to explode.
It also insisted on dialogue with other regional groups, such as the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, its counterpart in the South East, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and the pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, to enthrone peace in the north and Nigeria in general.
Although chairman of Northern Governors Forum and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, failed to react on behalf of his colleagues, he, however, said his government and past administrations in the state had done enough to encourage the youths and disabuse their minds from engaging in criminality.
Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the group, Ambassador Shehu Malami, who traded the blame, noted that the insecurity caused by this abandonment of the youth culminated in the banditry, kidnapping, herders/farmers clashes that had also spread to other parts of the country.
According to him, the failure of governors in the north to address the negative socio-economic situation youths from the region were going through, which had pushed most of them into criminality, has set the north backward by many years.