by James Sambo
The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF has urged the Federal Government to declare a total war on the terrorist Boko Haram sect.
According to the ACF, the Federal Government should consider recalling trained and retired members of the armed forces and other security agencies to carry out the war against the terrorists.
Following an emergency meeting held on Friday in Kaduna, the ACF, released a communiqué signed by its Board of Trustees Deputy Chairman, Air Vice-Marshal Moukhtar Mohammed (retd), and the Secretary-General, Col. John Ubah (retd), urged the Federal Government to brace-up and end the wanton destruction and incessant attacks of the insurgents.
The communiqué read: “The Board of Trustees and the National Working Committee of the ACF held an emergency joint meeting at the headquarters under the Chairmanship of Alhaji Adamu Fika, BoT Chairman. The joint meeting deliberated with great pains on the continuous deteriorating security situation in the country, especially in the North and consequently resolved as follows;
“That the Federal Government should seriously address the spate of continued and increasing violence with consequent loss of lives and property, with the aged, men, women and children being dislocated and made refugees in their own country and neighbouring countries, and who largely remain uncared for.”
“That the Federal Government should brace up and bring an end to this unnecessary wanton destruction of lives and property.”
“That the Federal Government be advised to seriously consider the possibilities of using available trained and battle- tested reservoir of manpower of the retired Armed Forces and other security agencies to participate in bringing to end this current menace of wanton destruction.”