ACF to Buhari, El-Rufai, others: You only care about your families


Buhari and Governor El-Rufai

By Hassana Yakubu/Kaduna

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has expressed concern over what it called the lack of empathy by President Buhari and Northern Governors to communities being attacked and killed by bandits and other criminals in the region.

In a statement issued by the ACF National Publicity Secretary Mr
Emmanuel Yawe on Monday in Kaduna, the Forum noted Buhari and the governors have not been showing enough sympathy to the victims.

It added that the attitude of the governors, including President Muhammadu Buhari, portrayed them as only concerned about their lives and members of their family.

“The President and the northern governors are unwittingly creating the impression that only their lives, those of their immediate family members and their offices matter,” the ACF added.

According to the ACF, apart from Gov. Umara Zulum of Borno, neither the president nor the governors have bothered to visit affected communities to show empathy and sympathy for the victims.

“The ACF would like to put on record its total disapproval, frustration and anger against what appears to be an endless orgy of killings in Northern Nigeria.

“The latest incidence took place in Giwa Local Government of Kaduna State where 38 innocent citizens were hacked to death.

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“Nothing stops the President and a State governor from visiting such places.

“We sadly note that he (the President) has never felt it necessary to do so. In fact following his example, not one governor has done so except Governor Zulum of Borno.

“Just a few days ago also in Askira Uba in Borno, 10 people were killed and uncountable numbers taken away.

“The people affected by these savage attacks are thus left to think that their lives don’t count,” it stated.

In the latest orgy of genocide in Kaduna, no fewer than 47 people were killed in the attacks.

Kaduna commissioner for security Samuel Aruwan said no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

But they are suspected to be by the gangs of bandits who have killed at least 2,500 people in the northwest and central states so far in 2021,

President Buhari has only sent condolences to the bereaved.

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