The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called on the Federal Government to ensure sanity on the strategic highway between Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, and Kaduna, the former capital of the defunct Northern Region.
Emmanuel Yawe, National Publicity Secretary, Arewa Consultative Forum, in a statement issued in Kaduna, noted that on a daily basis, Nigerians are being terrorised, kidnapped and killed without any resistance, describing the situation as a national shame and completely unacceptable to the forum.
“The latest victim of this act of terror is Alhaji Hamida Sagir, a retired Director of Protocol at the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, and a governorship aspirant in Zamfara State who was shot and killed at Rijama,” it said.
According to the group, Rijama has become a popular spot where terrorist attacks are committed on a daily and routine basis, describing it as unacceptable to Nigerians.
ACF said the present insecurity is a challenge that the security agencies must overcome, expressing worry that Nigerians are attacked at the same spot and the security men seem helpless in sorting out the security problems.
It noted that the Federal Government and the Kaduna State Government that owned the highway appear to be helpless in securing the lives of Nigerians on the road.
“We call on both governments to save us from this security nightmare by saving the lives of our innocent citizens,” the statement appealed.
It condoled with the immediate family of the slain Hamida Sagir and the Zamfara State Government, praying to Almighty Allah to give them the fortitude to bear the tragedy.