The National Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said if they did not save the North from its present security situation, the North will be lost totally.
Ogbeh said this in a communique after their first inaugural meeting held in Kaduna on Wednesday, August 19.
The chairman said, “Some Nigerians mistake the ACF to be an ethnic, tribal, religious or a political organisation. It is none of these. We have over 300 tribes in the north and we cannot afford to be an ethnic organisation.”
“Our responsibility now is greater than before. We have not faced this challenge before. Killings day and night. At no time has life been so tough except during the civil war,” the group added.
Daily Times reports that Ogbeh urged the federal and state governments to take urgent steps to arrest the deteriorating security situation in northern Nigeria, which has led to insurgency, terrorism, banditry, ethnic and religious disturbances all over the north,”
The Arewa forum called on the Northern states to take advantage of the N75 billion loan to farmers in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing in Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL).
It also warned religious, ethic, traditional, and political leaders in the North from making inflammatory utterances.
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