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Give us security, Northern elders tell Federal Government

Channels Television  
Updated July 16, 2012

Elders from the middle belt region of Nigeria have called on the federal government to fulfill their promise in providing security of lives and properties across the zones and the nation as a whole.

The president of the middle belt forum, Jerry Gana expressed concern on the rising tension in the region, in his visit to commensurate with the governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang.

Mr Gana also made it clear that violence will lead to no result, recalling government’s efforts in providing a lasting solution.

Mr Gana, who was in company of  Bala Takaya, Zamani Lekwot, Joshua Dogonyaro, former deputy governors of Kogi and Nassarawa states and many others, expressed  solidarity with plateau state and the bereaved.

Mr Jang expressed concern on involvement of foreign mercenaries in the crises in spite of the government’s outcry.

The forum is a clarion call to the federal government in providing adequate security to all citizens across the nation, in order to avoid citizens losing confidence in government’s ability to fulfill its constitutional responsibility, which can resort to self-defense and path to anarchy as a stitch in time saves nine.