The coalition of Civil Society Organisation (CSO), across the 19 Northern states of the country, under aegis of the Conference of Northern Nigeria Civil Society Networks, has drawn the attention of president Mohammadu Buhari to the worsening security situation in the country.
The letter was jointly signed by the coalition chairman, Mr Ibrahim Waiya and Secretary General, Mr Ibrahim Yusuf, and was made available to PRIME TIME NEWS on Sunday in Kano.
The coalition reminded President Buhari on the daily attack on highways, armed banditry, kidnappings and terrorism, especially in Northern states like Borno, Niger, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara and others.
The letter read in part, “While we appreciate the untiring efforts of our gallant armed forces, it is imperative for the Nigerian armed forces and Nigeria police to enhance their cooperation and improve their synergy”.
“This is to proactively combat the terror of these evil people by taking the fight to their dens.
They contended that the proposal to remove the subsidy, despite the strong points, deserves a rethink.
“It is our honest submission that removal of fuel subsidy could only be perceptible when our refineries are fixed and operate maximally or they are privatised to allow private business to own and operate them,” the group said.
Also, the letter was endorsed by CSO representatives from the nineteen northern states of the federation.
PRIME TIME NEWS gathered that the Conference of Northern States Civil Society Networks is a forum of states based civil society networks operating in the Nineteen Northern states of Nigeria.