..Canvass for inclusion of Igbos in security management
Northern elders have re-stated their unflinching support to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, (APC)-led federal administration in the country.
They have also appealed to Nigerians to be patient and believe in the Buhari government, saying the president was taking steps to addressing the current challenges especially insecurity confronting Nigeria.
This came as they berated stakeholders in the region over what they described as their long silence in the face of unbearable criminal acts by herdsmen across the country thereby denting the image of the region.
The elders, under the umbrella of ‘Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development’,in a statement yesterday, however, commended renowned Islamic Scholar and preacher, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, for taking bold steps aimed at ending the menace through consultation with the perpetrators.
In the statement issued by the group’s national coordinator, Engr. Zana Goni,the elders particularly appealed to President Buhari to consider the issue as that of national importance by immediately reviewing recent appointments of Service Chiefs to right the perceived wrong.
The group, while noting that:”We mobilized and voted for president Muhammad Buhari in 2015 and 2019, respectively and vowed that “we will do it again if given the opportunity”, however said he must be sensitive to correct this gross marginalisation against the Igbo people.