The Northern Speakers’ Forum (NSF) has tasked the Federal Government to do everything within its power to recapture Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State hitherto under the siege of insurgents.
This was contained in a communiqué issued by the forum on Tuesday after its meeting at Kaduna.
The communiqué endorsed by the Forum’s Chairman, and Speaker Bauchi State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Abubakar Y. Suleiman and others insisted that the Federal Government must re-enforce the battle against insecurity in the nation.
They lamented the deteriorating state of insecurity in the region and beseech its Governors to expend their differences and unite to combat the unrest confronting her, it read; “The Forum decries the spate of insecurity in the country particularly in the Northern part of Nigeria; and while acknowledging the constraint and limitations of the State Governors as regards the control of security agencies in the country.
“The Forum calls on all the Executive Governors in the Northern Nigeria to eschew differences among them and unite to fight the menace of different forms of insecurity in the North for peaceful co-existence of our people and the development of the region”.
The NSF also registered their concern on the chaos credited to insurgents in some other areas of Borno State calling for more military personnel when it read,
They further admonished that security experts and professionals are engaged to train vigilantes and other local security groups to effectively complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies in the country.
The Forum calls on all the relevant stakeholders in the country to use the instrumentality of the ongoing Review of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to provide for the community policing for better security of life and property of the citizens;
They did not forget to lend a voice on how the governors can maximise the ongoing review of the 1999 constitution as well as introduce more empowerment schemes for youths to better their lots and take them off the street, when it submits that,
“The Forum calls on all the relevant stakeholders in the country to use the instrumentality of the ongoing Review of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to provide for the community policing for better security of life and property of the citizens.
“The Forum supports the devolution of powers by way of decongesting the Exclusive Legislative List for Concurrent Legislative List in the ongoing Review of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The Forum advocates for more empowerment schemes that will ultimately engage the youths and take them off the streets thereby enhancing the security of life and property of the people in the region.