The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), has threatened to mobilise the entire North for a Mass Protest if the federal government fails to tackle the rising spate of insecurity in the region.
The warning was handed down by President of the AYCF, Yarima Shettima during and exclusive interview with Sun News.
According to Yarima, “But let me sound this note of warning, if the federal government fails to act decisively against these terrorists, and bandits, we will embark on mass protests in the North, and the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, and other groups in the region will lead it.”
He described the insecurity situation as an ugly development, which has become a source of concern to many stakeholders not only in the North but also across the country.
“It is sad that kidnapping, banditry and Boko Haram attacks have continued unabated with mounting casualties. The situation is really frustrating, and very annoying, and we are not happy with the ugly development. The deteriorating situation is making life unbearable for people in the North especially the ordinary citizens. We are not happy at all, and that’s why there have been pockets of protests, and demonstrations here, and there.” He said.
He appealed to the federal government to equip members of the Armed Forces with all the equipment and logistics they need to prosecute the war against the bandits, and the insurgents because according to him, there has been reports that troops have often complained of not having adequate equipment, and other logistics required to prosecute the war.