We will no longer tolerate attacks on northern countries – NEF
The Northern Elders Forum said on Tuesday that it would no longer tolerate further attacks on members of the northern community in the southern part of the country.
President, NEF, prof. Ango Abdullahi made the statement on Tuesday in Port Harcourt during a meeting at City Hall with members of the North Rivers State community.
Noting that the forum is in a state of compassion for the northerners who suffered losses during the EndSARS protest, he said that it is clear that the attacks on the northern countries were carried out by some group in the southeast.
“What surprised us is that the violence against the Nordics was committed by the same people who cried the most and demanded compensation, and not those who suffered the consequences.
“We are especially happy when we talked with the governor of the state (head Nies Vicke). Rivers State residents told us that the Governor was particularly interested in protecting them and their rights when he took the oath.
“It is now becoming clear that most of the violence against northerners in various parts of the south comes from people from the southeastern states, people with certain names.
“We’re not sure which name they really want to keep. They come in different brands; they use this name (a veiled reference to the supply of local biafra) to commit crimes in various parts of the country. Over the years, this particular incident has been with us for a while now.
“The authorities must reassure us all that this must stop; it must stop. I think that the North will no longer allow this red line to be crossed. Because criminal behavior gets away with no sanction or punishment; that’s why they keep repeating this irresponsible behavior.
“Therefore, leaving from south to south, we will move to the southeast. We will talk to management, especially governors, to remind them of their responsibility to protect residents, no matter where they come from.
“Otherwise, especially in these permanent bases, it will be difficult for all of us who hold back our various communities, in particular our youth, to defend others when their brothers are killed and maimed in other parts of the country,” he stated.
In his speech, Hakim Baba-Ahmed, Director of Advertising and Protection of the Northern Forum of Elders, said that protecting every citizen, regardless of religion, ethnicity or place of residence, is critical to peace and security in the country.
Source: – Punch ng