#SecureNORTH Protest Hits Kaduna
#SecureNORTH Protest Hits Kaduna
By Lola Seriki Idahosa, Kaduna
Trace Reporters –Campaign by concern Youths on Tuesday stage a protest against insecurity bedeviling the northern part and the entire Nigeria in kaduna to demand for the safety of citizenry.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters in kaduna, Mustapha Bulama said that its a known fact that northern part of Nigeria has been suffering from Boko
Haram terrorism for more than a decade.
He said the campaign by concerned youths to pressure the government of Nigeria to rise up to the security challenges bedeviling the
northern part and by extension the whole country.
According to him, “In the past five years we have also seen the rise of cattle rustling, farmer-herders’ conflict, banditry and kidnapping. Countless lives have been lost, across the north particularly in Borno State, Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, Kaduna, Plateau, Sokoto, and Taraba State.
According to UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) “Over 3.4 million people have been displaced, including over 2.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in
north-eastern Nigeria, over 684,000 IDPs in Cameroon, Chad and Niger and
294,000 refugees in the four countries. “
According Amnesty international at least 1,126 people in the north of the
country have been killed between January and August 2020.
“The organization interviewed civilians in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Plateau,
Sokoto, Taraba and Zamfara states, who said they live in fear of attacks and
abductions as insecurity escalates in rural areas”
“The insecurity in the northern part of the Nigeria is also one of the leading
causes of food insecurity, affecting food and agriculture in Nigeria and
Africa.
“It has also affected movement, commerce, education and other social lives of Nigerians leading to increase in poverty.
“This administration promised to tackle insecurity in Nigeria among other
things.
“The government has an obligation to protect its population. The rising death
toll in the north of Nigeria shows just how badly the authorities are failing in
this responsibility.
Therefore:
OUR DEMAND
“The President should come out and specifically address the nation in
a public broadcast on what his administration is doing to bring an
end to insecurity in the country.
“The President should visit villages, communities and major IDP
camps affected by insecurity to condole with the victims.
“Provide transparent humanitarian relief to IDPs across the north
iv. The administration should swiftly bring an end to Boko Haram insurgency.
“The administration should take massive action to tackle bandits and
kidnappers across the country using modern technology.
“Provide Stationed Securities along Abuja-Kaduna highway
vii. Immediately reform Nigeria Police Force
FURTHER MORE
“Bring an end to ASUU strike and change academic curriculum to reflect
modern-day realities
“Migrate to 100 per cent electoral reforms with electronic voting
“Increase salaries of our doctors, nurses, teachers, police, military officers, and civil servants
“Provide more enabling environment for young Nigerians to thrive
“Automation of Tickets at Train Station”
Lola Seriki Idahosa /News
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