Northern youths’ group set to float new security outfit, Arewa Security Marshalls

After failing to set up the botched northern security organisation, codenamed: “Operation Shege-Ka-Fasa,” leaders of the major Northern pressure group, Coalition of Northern Youths, (CNG), have concluded plans to float another outfit to be known as: “Arewa Security Marshalls”.

Speaking with newsmen yesterday, spokesperson of the Coalition, Suleiman AbdulAzeez, said since it was denied registration by the Corporate Affairs Commission, (CAC), the CNG decided to file for the name, which he said is awaiting necessary action by CAC.

They said the decision to establish the proposed outfit followed the rejection of the “Shege-Ka-Fasa” by the CAC. The CNG said when it resolved to establish the regional security outfit on January 16, 2020, the decision was turned down by those who felt it was an exercise in futility.

The coalition lamented that the good intention of its leaders was frustrated as northern governors, traditional and political institutions rejected the proposal to review, ratify and possibly adopt the “Shege-Ka-Fasa” initiative, which it said would have helped in forestalling the current drift toward victimization of northerners.

The group, however, said it had been vindicated by the recent surge in security challenges and victimization of northerners.  

Recall that last year, CNG called the attention of northern leaders to the need for a northern regional security outfit to promote security in the region and to anticipate and checkmate the likely fallout of the evolvement of similar outfits like the Amotekun in the South West that were pregnant with complications and unforeseen consequences.

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