Northern youths to start “End Insecurity Protest” Thursday
The Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG) is expected to begin mass protests in some selected Northern States on Thursday, Irohinoodua was informed this morning.
The source told our correspondent in Kano that the leader of the group, Shettima Yerima and the group’s spokesperson, Abdul Azeez Suleiman have been meeting with several Northern groups with the hope of launching mass protests against the spate of insecurity in the North West and North East.
“The CNG is the umbrella body of more than 100 groups in the Northern part of the country. There have been series of meetings these past days. The next agenda is to launch mass protests in selected Northern cities” the source told our correspondent in Kano.
He said that thousands of people have been killed in many of the crisis hit states and that the people of the region are worried about the growing insecurity in many of the Northern States.
“Our people have been killed by bandits. Life has become brutish, shot and nasty. We waited for assistance from the government, nothing impressive happened. We waited for the international community, nothing has been done. We waited for various organisations across the country, they have not been able to help us. We have to take our destiny in our hands” Mallam Jubrin Salisu told our reporter. He said plans have been concluded to start the protest on Thursday.
Nigerian cities erupted in protest this week following agitation against the arbitrary arrests and killings associated with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARs) now disbanded by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu who is billed to meet the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, (NGF) on Thursday. The Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) in a statement on Tuesday identified the most notorious detention centres across the country as what the body described as the “human abattoir” in Abuja and other detention centres located in Lagos, Awkuzu, Anambra State and Port Harcourt in Rivers State.
The police high command has renamed SARs with SWAT. The Police chief image maker, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (DSP) Frank Mba said the members of the new group will undergo tactical training.