The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation (SABMF) has warned that the insecurity in Northern Nigeria is getting out of hand, lamenting that it has resulted in the disruption of academic activities especially in the tertiary institutions, poor economy, epileptic power supply, as well as and weak social and moral institutions in the country.
The Foundation also raised the fear that the socio-economic unrest in the North could eventually turn to bloodletting everywhere if necessary steps were not taken.
This formed part of a communique issued at the end of the 26th joint meeting of the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council during which the foundation reviewed the challenges of the country.
The communique signed by the Director General/CEO of the foundation, Abubakar Gambo Umar, urged the federal government to redouble its efforts to bring an end to the alarming rate of insecurity in the country.
The foundation noted that the sad event had limited farmers’ access to their farmlands thereby causing an unbearable upsurge in the prices of food and other essential amenities.
“We are calling on all concerned security agencies to check and control the escalating rate of kidnappings and several other acts of banditry, which are on the prowl in almost all nooks and crannies of the country, especially the North.
“The unfortunate situation is a serious threat to the status of the country’s internal security, despite efforts and strategies put in place by the government to end the menace, the situation continues to spread undoubtedly like wildfire, devastating lives, and properties of innocent citizens,” the communiqué said.
The meeting also condemned the broad daylight attack on the Kaduna International Airport by bandits and the deadly attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train that left many dead, wounded and several others abducted.