By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna
Christians Elders Forum of Northern States (NOSCEF), has condermned the spate of insecurity in the country, especially in Kaduna state.
The forum said, the rampant cases of community attacks, kidnapping, bombing, raping with great impunity is making Nigerians to feel there is no government in the country.
The elders forum explained this in a press statement signed by its Chairman, Garba Asandu and made available to newsmen on Wednesday.
Asandu who frowned at the level of insecurity in the country added that government is incapable of discharging its responsibilities to their fatherland.
“Current happenings in our great country Nigeria has forced us to come out with words of sympathy, empathy, encouragement, advice, and caution as elders and leaders in our communities. The high rate of insecurity in our country and particularly Kaduna state is very condemnable by all right thinking people in a civilized twenty-first century country like ours.
“Whatever they (government) claim to be doing is not good enough and it is not acceptable to our people since these bandits can bomb or attack our Airports, Railways, Trains, Barracks, Roads, Villages, Towns or Cities without much ado.
“While we sympathize with the government and people of Nigeria and Kaduna State in Particular, our greatest sympathy and empathy goes to the victims of these wicked attacks and all their loved ones. We pray God Almighty to heal the injured and comfort the bereaved amongst us. We Pray for the soon release of all those in captivity in Jesus name, amen.
“We appreciate Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State for his boldness and courage to publicly apologize to victims of these detestable acts and accepting failure. We call on other political office holders to emulate him and even go further to do the needfu.l”
The forum therefore cautioned against the idea of bringing in mercenaries, while also advising the Federal government to mobilize capable youths that are unemployed in their millions to crush these bandits/terrorists.
On the 2023 elections, the forum, advised INEC to embark on massive political education of the citizens to ensure a very peaceful, credible and successful elections come 2023.