By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Northern Elders’ Forum, (NEF) have expressed sadness over the recent slaughtering of some rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents, adding that the lives of Nigerians had become worthless under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.
This was disclosed by the forum via a statement by its spokesman, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, who called on President Buhari to vacate office due to the inability of his administration to check the unceasing killings in the country by armed groups such as insurgents, bandits, cattle rustlers, and kidnappers.
Excerpts of the statement read, “Northern Elders Forum (NEF) joins Nigerians in expressing outrage at the killings of farmers in Borno State and many other people on a daily basis in many parts of the North. Our voices have been raised without pause for a long time against pervasive insecurity in our region.
“Under this administration, life has lost its value, and more and more citizens are coming under the influence of criminals. We do not see any evidence of a willingness on the part of President Buhari to honour his oath to provide security over Nigerians,” the statement read in part.
The Northern leaders called on the president to expeditiously address the several security threats facing the northern region, which had become the most dangerous part of the country.