A Borno traditional Chief, Alhaji Zanna Hassan Boguma has said despite President Muhammadu Buhari appointing northerners insecurity has continued to persist in the region.
In an interview with Arewa Agenda, Boguma who is also a member of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), said Buhari has failed to tackle the issue of insecurity, especially in the North East.
He listed issue of grave security concern in the nation as the escalation of attacks by the Boko Haram on soft targets, the issue of kidnapping on highways and the systematic dislocation of communities that were living around the metropolis.
Boguma said: “As far as Nigeria is concerned Buhari only appointed our sons into positions but they haven’t done enough in terms of development. Northerners are being killed by terrorists and armed bandits without solution in sight. General Buhari, yes! We northerners voted for him, the massive votes that came out from North was the reason why he is President of this country now.”
He recalled that NEF worked hard to get Muhammadu Buhari into the Presidential Villa.
“We went up to America to influence the United State’s Government to support the cause of change in Nigeria, we did that,” he said.
“The Northern Elders Forum sent a delegations which I am also part of that delegation, we went to Washington, we met with all those that matters in America from Department of State to that of Justice to all other Agencies of Government, we spoke to them about insecurity, we spoke to them about corruption in this country of which Buhari is always talking about, but unfortunately, Buhari in five years hasn’t done enough to remedy the situation the previous Government was accused of,” he stated bitterly.”