Northern Christians Tells Buhari To Overhaul Nigeria’s Security System 

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By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians, (CNNC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to embark on a complete overhaul of top echelons of Nigeria’s security architecture for better results since massive loss of lives have become virtually daily and unstoppable.

The Congress stated this in a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary Larry Yammai and made available to the media in Kaduna on Monday, July 2, 2018.

Mr Yammai who expressed dismay over the recent wanton destruction of lives and property in Plateau state said the attack has hallmarks of being a premeditated crisis and a plan to sabotage farming activities on the Plateau and other Christian dominated areas.

He added that lack of concrete and definite steps on the part of the Federal Government smacks tacit approval of the pogrom taking place and exposed the unwillingness of those at the helms of affair of security in the country to tackle the challenges; and also put in question the President’s credential to tackle crises.

According to him, the attack on majority Christian enclaves in the Plateau by alleged herdsmen has a well calculated, oiled and administered tactical masterpiece to completely sack our members from these areas so that they could be disenfranchised come 2019 elections.

“CNNC notes with growing concern the rapidly deteriorating security situation across the nation particularly in the North. Despite the acclaimed government responses at various tiers CNNC is worried that certain stakeholders are still firing the embers of discord.

“CNNC is utmostly concerned that its teeming members are at the receiving end of the serial cluelessness of the present Buhari administration.

“CNNC is also concerned about the impunity of the recent proposal by the Federal Government to implement the “National Livestock Transformation Plan” without any form of consultation with the various stakeholders particularly in the farming communities where CNNC membership is prevalent.

“CNNC calls upon its membership to remain vigilant that they may not be used to act against the collective interest of any of our Brethren. CNNC has also noted that among the ten pilot states chosen to “benefit” from the plan to be implemented in a total of 94 locations are those in the North particularly Benue and Taraba states that have existing laws that have direct implication with what the Federal Government is proposing yet the immediate stakeholders and political leadership in these states were reportedly not consulted.

“CNNC therefore condemns the recent call by Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) that the Adamawa 5 “must die”. It would be recalled that an Adamawa state High Court siting in Yola recently condemned to death by hanging.
“It is horrifying that despite the liberty of the defendants to file an appeal to a higher court of competent jurisdiction MURIC has foreclosed that process by its extra-judicial pronouncement. It cannot be said that MURIC acted in ignorance but deliberate mischief,” he said.

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