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Arewa savours support for Buhari coming to power




AREWA Consultative Forum (ACF) has said that the agitation and commitment of the north to national ideals and good governance contributed to the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as President.

They added that soon, the Boko Haram insurgency will be over.

ACF held its Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Kaduna to review the state of the nation and President Buhari’s performance since he took over leadership in the country.

In an address by the Chairman of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the ACF, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, he said, “we are happy to state that as a result of our strong support, Nigeria now has a highly credible and corruption-free President”, while stressing that, “we are also witnessing progressive achievements against the Boko Haram insurgents.”

Coomassie explained that, “very soon, the north and indeed every part of Nigeria will be safe and peaceful.”

The Arewa chief and former Inspector General of Police (IGP) who had earlier addressed journalists at a press conference, urged the Federal Government to discard any plan to dialogue with the Boko Haram insurgents, pointing out that such efforts may not work.

According to him, previous attempts at a peaceful resolution of the crisis did not yield the desired results.

Coomasie also chided Igbo elders and leaders for allegedly failing to condemn those promoting the revival of Biafra.

“It is sad and unfortunate that 45 years after the civil war when Nigerians are now united in a democratic system of governance, some elements are busy drumming the idea of another war and secession through Radio Biafra and activities of MASSOB.

“The agitators for this unholy division are in their safe abode outside Nigeria and are openly campaigning in foreign countries.

“The ACF expects Ndigbo leaders to come out and condemn such agitations just as they and others condemned the Boko Haram insurgency in the north east region. We cannot afford to transit from one insurgency into another and the ACF therefore calls upon the Ndigbo leaders and groups to come out, not only to condemn but to publicly dissociate themselves from this act of treason against the state by some disgruntled Ndigbo elements.”

He said that government should sustain its current onslaught against the Boko Haram insurgents, noting that, “so far, things are going on as they should and very soon we would conquer Boko Haram.”

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