The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has lamented over the increasing rate of violence in the northern region.
Chief Audu Ogbeh, the forum’s chairman, shared this concern when he led a delegation to Maiduguri, to meet the Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, following the recent killings of rice farmers in Zabarmari area of the state.
In a statement issued by ACF National Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, noted that the security situation was depressing.
It also added the ACF delegation purpose of visit to Borno was to empathise with the people and the state government over Boko Haram’s serial killings, especially the most recent, which was the beheading of over 43 farmers of Zabarmari community in Jere Local Government Area.
the former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ogbeh, stated that the deteriorating security in northern Nigeria was depressing, saying that the elites in the region now have nothing to leave behind as legacies for the future generation.
He stressed the need to re-grow Borno State, the north and Nigeria as a whole, adding that the North has no industries, witgh agriculture being abandoned.
The forum, however, condemned the attack on innocent farmers earning their legitimate means of livelihood around Zabarmari, describing it as barbaric and inhumane.
Other members of the delegation include Alhaji Ibrahim Sule, Alhaji Murtala Aliyu, Alhaji Kabiru Ladan and Alh. Baba Sule Bisala