Worried by the growing rate of insecurity in Nigeria, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) on Thursday, sent a Save Our Soul message to president Muhammed Buhari and the governors of the northern region to urgently intervene the rising cases of insecurity across the country, especially, in the northern Nigeria
This was expressed in a statement on Thursday by the Secretary–General, JNI, Khalid Abubakar Aliyu.
Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, who was worried about the recurrent security challenges such as Boko Haram/ISWAP, rising bomb blasts, armed robbery attacks, kidnappings, insurgents, and to a large extent, ethnic violence, were alarming, further urged the governnent to rise up to it’s responsibility.
According to him, the citizens are becoming more and more aggressive, and agitated.
He further explained that government’s silence over the 1000 Housing Estate bomb blast in Maiduguri, the Jos Prison Break and the burnt commuters along Sabon Birni Sokoto road, and the multitude of carnages in Sokoto was a clear indication that it’s not well with Nigeria as there is urgent need to put things right.
He said, government should take the bull by the horn by prosecuting promoters of hate speech and tame the rising cases of banditry in Nigeria, otherwise it will become a norm that cannot be challenged
He, therefore, called on politicians and non-governmental organisations to strengthen their cooperation and synergy aimed at finding a lasting solution to the spate of killings and wanton destructions.
While condemning the killing and burning of 43 people at Gidan Bawa village along Sabon Birni- Sokoto road by bandits, he expressed the condolences of JNI to the families of the victims.
He said, despite the establishment of combined security forces along known routes where bandits operate, they still carry out their dastardly acts freely.
“What really is the matter that the government has not been able to halt the operations of bandits against innocent citizens particularly in North Western Nigeria?
“We are compelled to assume that the government seems oblivious to the sufferings and agonies of its citizens as a result of the relentless activities of these bandits,” he stated
The group, therefore, reiterated its call to the federal government to rise up to its primary cum constitutional responsibility of protecting and securing citizens, and do well beyond condemnation on security related matters.
“Nigerians are desperately yearning for concrete actions against all forms of criminalities,” he said.