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Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by GIdiata(m): 3:58pm On Oct 14
The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has said it would begin non-stop protests against the wave of insecurity in the Northern region on Thursday.

The plan, according to the group, aimed at drawing the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the 19 northern states governors to the plight of the region.

CNG said the ineptitude and an apparent failure of elected and appointed leaders from the North to either protect the lives and property of northerners or address the myriad distresses the region faced had pushed them to the wall.

Explaining that the government has failed woefully in many fronts, the group argued that the authorities appear bent on sustaining the hikes in electricity tariffs.

According to the CNG, it also appears President Buhari and the governors are not keen on resolving the lingering dispute with the university lecturers.

The CNG noted that it was no longer an exaggeration that the security situation in the country and in particular in the North had deteriorated, while the authorities did not deem it fit to extend the swift spirit deployed against FSARS into security the North.

The group told the President point blank that he has abandoned hundreds of thousands of people in northern communities exposed to insurgents and bandits’ attack.

It, therefore, urged the citizens (northerners), who would participate in the peaceful protest to conduct themselves peacefully, while urging the government to respect their rights to protest.

Briefing journalists in Abuja, the spokesman of CNG,
Abdulazeez Suleiman, said, “The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has followed developments around the bold and necessary steps taken by Nigerian citizens to call attention to Police brutality, the deteriorating national security and other pressing concerns.

“The CNG notes the appreciative progression of the citizens’ action that climaxed with government’s swift response to one of the concerns raised with the scrapping of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police, and its immediate replacement with Special Weapon And Tactics Team (SWAT)

OBSERVATIONS
“In the unfolding scenario, the CNG hereby inevitably arrives at the following observations and inferences:

“That while the southern elected and appointed leaders and representatives are quick to identify with their people at the time of need, their counterparts from the North, including the President, the Senate President, Senators, Rep members, governors, state legislators and other government appointees would rather abandon the hundreds of thousands of people in northern communities exposed to crime, lawlessness and insecurity in the hands of bandits, insurgents, kidnappers, rapists rustlers, and other violent criminals without any form of protection.

“That it is contradictory that despite several protests and pleas northerners have made, the authorities never deemed it fit to extend the swift spirit deployed against FSARS into securing the North, or addressing the myriad distresses faced by northerners.

“That the authorities appear bent on sustainig the harsh, unacceptable regime of exploitative hikes in electricity tariffs for which the North shall bear the brunt more than other parts of the country.

“That the federal government appears not keen on resolving the lingering dispute with the Academic Staff Union to enable the recommencement of university education.”

RESOLUTIONS
“In the light of the foregone observations, the CNG has no other option but to direct the extension of the protests to all northern states, commencing from Thursday, October 15, 2020.

“By this, all CNG state chapters and student wings are mandated to resume the mobilization of responsible sections of the civil society, NGOs, women groups, professional associations, artisans and concerned parents in their respective states for the continuation of our protests started in Katsina state in June.”

DEMANDS
CNG will lead the protest to: “Demand the federal government to immediately declare a state of emergency on security and take practical steps to end all manifestations of insecurity in northern Nigeria and other parts of the country.

“Demand thorough reorientation of the entire police force and its empowerment by way of additional personnel, modern training and adequate equiptment to be able to reclaim its universal internal security function. .

“Mount pressure on leaders to show real commitment to protecting lives of citizens, ending the prolonged closure of our universities, reconsidering hiked commodity prices, reducing youth unemployment, and checking the rise in poverty level.

“Publicly condemn and pass a vote of no confidence on those office holders and elected leaders who have abandoned the bulk of northerners to the mercy of a vicious insurgency, destructive banditry, rape and sexual assaults, violent communal clashes amidst mounting poverty and entrenched fear of widespread kidnappings for ransom.

“To declare the agreement reached by labour with the
government on new electricity tariff unacceptable and demand the immediate, unconditional reversal to the old rates.”

Suleiman noted that while CNG welcomed the creation of the SWAT to replace SARS, it urged the government to expedite action in improving the professionalism of the personnel drafted into SWAT

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by Kingnutts(m): 4:01pm On Oct 14
mtcheew, make dem do na.. #ENDSWAT

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by courage89(m): 4:02pm On Oct 14
This is what we need to be protesting

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by Brandstudio01: 4:04pm On Oct 14
Welcome to a new dawn In Nigeria.
Let's see if all these Nonsense will not stop if we continue this way

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by Elvictor: 4:08pm On Oct 14
make I watch our uncles from that side protest.

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by TecM0: 4:14pm On Oct 14
cool


Buhari should relocate SARS and SWAT to the North a give us more civil policing in the south


.

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by chriskosherbal(m): 4:14pm On Oct 14
Nigerians have woken up after a long slumber

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by ALCOHOLKILLS(m): 4:15pm On Oct 14
Arrewa you're supposed to be leading this kind of protest. But no, you choose to support evil

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by frankyychiji(f): 4:18pm On Oct 14
ALCOHOLKILLS:
Arrewa you're supposed to be leading this kind of protest. But no, you choose to support evil
That one? Abooki wey go school na wahala.

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by chiiraq802(m): 4:19pm On Oct 14
Confused people.....
Dem for still dey protest against Endsars naaa.....
Confused qworo drinking people that should have been protesting for #End Insecurity since 17AD. sad

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by PriestDaniz(m): 4:22pm On Oct 14
If not for the fact that the most Northerners hate other tribes,hate love and unity, against peace and are in live with guns,matchets and bombs,we in the South would've joined the North.

And had it been Muric and Area morafokas were weren't foolish, disabled, blind, incompetent and also having misplaced priorities,we would've overlooked the rubbish by the common Northerners and joined them in protesting for their safety and security as one Naija,but,they spat on our helping hands in times past, besides the current government came from them and they also made the same mistake intentionally.

So,to your tent oh Israel.

If we see their efforts and seriousness,we fit still join them.

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by Millimann: 4:22pm On Oct 14
They plan to protest yet they disrupt other protesters.

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by NoPlaceLike: 4:23pm On Oct 14
Ok
Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by GallantDuke(m): 4:24pm On Oct 14
Northerners want to protest? Na fight dem go use scatter the protest, I trust them

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by Ogonimilitant(m): 4:25pm On Oct 14
Can you please remove middle belt states from that your 19 states?
Middle belt is not part of the North. When they want their ptotest they will do it as middle belt.

The core north can not use the middle belt again.
They are confortable with the south

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by GIdiata(m): 4:25pm On Oct 14
chriskosherbal:
Nigerians have woken up after a long slumber

na #REVOLUTION the come so oo.

Nigeria belongs to us all. not some group of people

lets TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by GIdiata(m): 4:28pm On Oct 14
Brandstudio01:
Welcome to a new down In Nigeria. Let's see if all these Nonsense will no stop if we continue his way
this time, WE ARE TAKING BACK OUR COUNTRY. #REVOLUTION gradually taking tone

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by SpecialAdviser(m): 4:28pm On Oct 14
Great. I just heard of cult clashes in Ebute Metta.

I know government have hand in it. Expect more of such troublesome sponsorship to derail the ongoing revolution.

But what they don't know is that there is time for everything. Enough should be enough now.

Nigeria need a major cracker event for the real change to be established.

God bless Nnamdi KANU, nwa Chineke. God bless Sowore. God bless all lovers of freedom. Our heroes past fought independence from the whites. It our duty to fight freedom from our fellow black oppressors.

Enough is enough.

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by DoctorMugu(m): 4:28pm On Oct 14
shocked nawao
Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by realstars: 4:36pm On Oct 14
From Now On
Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by slivertongue: 4:38pm On Oct 14
its long overdue

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by protests: 4:40pm On Oct 14
May their protest unseat the leaders, sorry the problems they brought upon themselves.

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by Yahksbiz(m): 4:45pm On Oct 14
this one sweet me.

sm idiots are calling southern lazy........ I am crying now.......this one sweet me.

sm idiots are calling southern lazy........ I am crying now....... embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by Racoon(m): 4:50pm On Oct 14
Thank goodness they are now waking up

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by Coldie(m): 5:05pm On Oct 14
Insecurity is a general issue in both north and south, why is the north making it about them?

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by openuniversity5: 5:06pm On Oct 14
Revolution loading

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by StaffofOrayan(m): 5:12pm On Oct 14
Too predictable

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by ALCOHOLKILLS(m): 5:32pm On Oct 14
I am expecting a counter protest from Arrewa and other unpatriotic citizens from the north grin cheesy

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by DontBullshitMe: 5:32pm On Oct 14
Career Protesters everywhere.
Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by Rahkman: 5:32pm On Oct 14
Oh na now dem just dey wake? Useless aboki’s

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by Omoslim26: 5:32pm On Oct 14
ok

It will be good for the whole Nigeria youth as a body to join them

it will portray unity in our quest for a better Nigeria to the international community

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Re: Insecurity: Northern Groups Plan Mass Protests In 19 States Thursday by eloghosa127: 5:33pm On Oct 14
This EndSARS protest just paved the way for NigerianNigerians to just showhow Fed up they are with everything about the country

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