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Insecurity: Avoid Southeast For Now, Arewa Consultative Forum Tell Northerners



Northerners have been advised by The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) to avoid travelling to the southeast for now.

The advice was given in view of the prevailing security situation in the region.

The ACF advised those embarking on essential trips to the region should employ the services of security agents to protect them.

The advice was contained in a statement issued by the national chairman of ACF, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Monday, May 31.

The statement by the Arewa Consultative Forum was signed by its chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh.

The statement read in part: “The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) hereby issues a very strong advisory to all northerners who may wish to travel to the southeast. “Northerners should weigh the importance and necessity of such travels. Unless such trips are absolutely necessary and of compelling nature, like matters of life and death, they should NOT be made.

“And where the trip must be undertaken, the traveller should take every security precaution in his or her movements while there, including linking with the security agencies at the place/places to be visited.

“The Arewa Consultative Forum also wishes to call, with the strongest voice, on the Security Agencies to do everything possible to apprehend those who assassinated Alhaji (Barr) Ahmed Gulak and bring them to justice.

“The lives of northerners, and indeed of ALL Nigerians matter, and the ACF cannot keep mute when our people, and indeed all Nigerian, are murdered in cold blood by misguided and atrocious people.”

Meanwhile, the Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has described the killing of All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Ahmed Gulak in Owerri, Imo State as a criminal act that must be condemned.

Simon Lalong, chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau State, also warned against politicising issues surrounding the death which he said could lead to further violence.


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