The Network of Yobe Civil Society Organizations has condemned government reaction to the rising insecurity in the Northeast.
The group in a signed statement on Monday by it’s Comrade Baba Shehu, said it observes with total dismay, the growing insecurity in the Northeast in recent weeks, especially on the Damaturu-Maiduguri Highway where innocent travellers are brutally killed on daily basis yet, the government chose to be almost in total silence without a proactive measure to curtail such.”
Shehu said: “We wish to remind the government that as citizens, we have rendered every support required by the security forces on ground to curb the insurgency in our state and region, even at the expense of our fundamental rights which has faced serious abuses, all for us to live in peace and security.
“But, it seems our lives are taken for granted by tolerating insurgents to continually feast on.”
He added that: “The government should equally remind itself that our priority need from her is security, which it has not done enough to provide, but succeeded in making citizens lose confidence in her sincerity in that direction.”
He said: “We are all witnesses to the heavy security deployments whenever top government officials visit our cities, exposing us to unnecessary hardships throughout their stay. Therefore, we consider the lackluster attitude in securing our highways and communities by the government as hypocritical and the height of irresponsibility and as such we are calling on her to take proactive measures in ensuring the security of our lives and properties.”