Elders of the northern region under auspices of Northern Elders Forum (NEF) have cried out that, the region is under threats. They lamented that, while the region still lives under horrendous Boko Haram threats, large swathes of territory in the north have effectively become bandit land.
Chairman and Convener of the Northern Elders Forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi stated this while addressing a press conference on behalf of forum in Zaria, Kaduna State.
The forum, therefore, demanded that, President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrate higher levels of concern and sensibility to the plight of traumatized citizens, especially in Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Benue, Niger, Plateau and Taraba.
The elders demanded for decisive, comprehensive and fundamental governmental action against poverty, underdevelopment and insecurity. They, however, argued that, Nigeria has the resources to build a better nation and said that, as people of conscience, they will insist that such happens.