The pan-northern organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum on Tuesday said Nigeria as a country was no longer safe under the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
It said this during its Board of Trustees meeting in Kaduna.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the BoT meeting at the ACF Secretariat, the National Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, noted that the forum was even tired of the complaining because the government appeared inactive about the insecurity.
According to the ACF spokesman, Nigerian leaders should tell Nigerians what would happen if their own children were kidnapped like the poor masses.
Tuesday’s meeting was very crucial to the operations of the ACF because it is the first meeting of the newly constituted Board of Trustees.
“We discussed security and we are worried because Nigerians are not very secured. We are not happy about insecurity in the country. We are looking at the immediate ways and long term of getting security improved.”
On the abduction of the students, the group said it was most disturbing for the government to say they were still negotiating with the bandits on how to release the boys.
He said, “It has been in the news that over 300 students were kidnapped and taken away in Katsina and the government is saying they are negotiating with the kidnappers to free the students.
“These are some of the things that are very distressful and disturbing to all members of the ACF. We are not happy with the security situation at all.
“We have called on government severally and we keep on saying that we are not going to allow banditry to take over our country.
“Bandits went to the school, packed students on bikes and took them to the forest. Whatever is happening to them in the forest, nobody knows. The situation is very distressing. Our leaders should tell us what will happen if their children are among those kidnapped.”
The ACF spokesman added, “ACF complained about this insecurity in its October meeting, nothing was done. We are in December with the same complaint, nothing is being done.
“We are even tired of complaining. The government should have the love of the poor man at heart because it is the poor man that is really suffering. It is really sad. It is even ridiculing the country in the eyes of the international communities.
“Both the police and the Army seems to have been overwhelmed. It is really a distressful situation. The government should find ways of protecting the lives and property of the citizens because it is written there in the Constitution. If the government cannot do that, then it is really sad and unfortunate.”