By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following the recent killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State by Boko haram, alongside the increasing cases of kidnappings and other forms of brigandage in the north, Governor Umar Ganduje’s Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, says Arewa community should be held responsible for the worsening state of insecurity in the region.
Dawisu stated this on his verified Twitter handle while slamming the worsening security scenario in the north, pointing out that the lack of cooperation among some Northerners, who were noncommittal on the rising spate of killings and kidnappings in the north, contributed largely to the avoidable state of insecurity currently pervading the region.
According to his post, “Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihirrajiun! 43 innocent souls lost for no reason, 43 families thrown into more darkness, 43 less farmers that will feed the nation, 43 new victims that have died in vain. 43 blood in the hands of those that are supposed to protect them.
“I blame arewa for tolerating this level of insecurity. By the time each and every household, in each and every state is engulfed in it, perhaps then we will wake up and defend ourselves against this barbaric attacks & kidnappings. Clearly, no end in sight. #ZabarmariMassacre
“To even speak with one voice on the insecurity in the North is a challenge. We are not ready yet. #SecureNorth.”