*tasks Northern Governors to act fast
By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Arewa Youth Development Association (AYDA) has called on the 19 Northern Stated Governors to come together with a view to solving the problem of insecurity in the region.
In a statement signed by the National President of the association, Comrade Imrana Nass (shugaban Talakawa), the group lamented that the current insecurity challenge faced by the Northern part of the country is disturbing.
It added that the North has been an undeveloped region that is gradually losing focus, as most people are living in the fear of bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers and suicide bombers that are taking over their peace.
Furthermore, the National President said that the current government has given all opportunities to the North by appointing prominent personalities into key positions, but yet Northeners are ones feeling the impact of the insurgency.
According to the statement, the rate of insecurity in the Northern region has become a threat that fears of living in the region is becoming unbearable not only to the visitors, but also to the indigenous people of the region.
The National President Imrana described the current challenges as unfortunate, alarming and worrisome, considering all privileges the Northern states are fortunate to have in the government.
“We need urgent intervention from government authorities. The rate of killings needs to be stopped because most people have started losing confidence in the government which they voted.
“We are also Nigerians, same as other people in the other regions, our lives and property matter a lot and need to be protected by all means, while we wish to have a peaceful life to develop.
“The government should make ways of tackling issues bedvilling the North by providing good facilities at various primary health centres, schools, good drinking water and good roads as part of the development to help curtail issues of insecurity in the country.”- Imrana said
He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing new service chiefs and called on them to take all necessary proactive measures required in dealing with the situation and to take youth restiveness as a serious threat that needs immediate attention.