Gombe Explosion, Mubi Seizure: Nigerians Have Lost Confidence In FG/Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal, Says ACF

ACFApparently disturbed by the bombing of a motor park in Gombe and seizure of Mubi in Adamawa State by insurgents, the pan-northern Socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has condemned the escalating level of violence in the Northeast, saying Nigerians no longer have confidence in the ceasefire agreement purportedly reached between the federal government and Boko Haram sect.

The Forum, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim, condemned the triple bomb blast that hit Gombe on Friday, stating that, “the bomb blast in Gombe, the continued killings and seizure of towns and villages in Borno and especially now Mubi in Adamawa State by insurgents barely two weeks after the announcement that a ceasefire had been brokered between the Boko Haram insurgents and the Federal Government calls to question the sincerity and effectiveness  of the ceasefire agreement”.

According to the statement, “It is really disturbing and worrisome that despite the assurances given by Government that appropriate security measures are being put in place to contain the insurgency including the ceasefire agreement, the situation in the Northeast region is deteriorating which needed a decisive action to quell it. Towns like Bama, Gwoza and many others are still under the control of the insurgents despite the emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

“Nigerians are becoming sceptical and no longer have confidence in the assurances being given by government officials regarding the security challenges, since the terrorists have continued to unleash mayhem on the people without adequate counter offensive from the military.

“The news of the bomb blast that occurred on Friday morning at the Gombe motor park, was wicked, gruesome and condemnable considering the 27 innocent people killed in the blast and also the destruction of property it caused.

“The bomb blast in Gombe, the continued killings and seizure of towns and villages in Borno and especially now Mubi in Adamawa states by insurgents barely two weeks after the announcement that a ceasefire had been brokered between the Boko Haram insurgents and the Federal Government calls to question the sincerity and effectiveness  of the ceasefire agreement.

“However, Government should not rest on its oars in finding a lasting solution to this menace. ACF therefore calls on the Government to decisively employ new strategy and tactics on daily basis to deal with the situation.

“Government should also continue to pursue dialogue and peaceful negotiation with the genuine leaders of the Boko Haram in order to restore the desired peace and order in the region, especially now that our politicians are busy with electioneering campaign against 2015 elections.

“It’s an irony that, while Nigerians in the Northeast region are being killed by insurgents and Nigerian territories being seized, our politicians are busy collecting party declaration forms to contest 2015 elections instead of collaborating efforts to contain the insurgency.

“ACF urges Nigerians to be more vigilant and security conscious as we embark on the 2015 electioneering campaign”.

The Forum expressed its condolence to the families of those killed and injured in the incident and called on the state government to provide free medical treatment to them.

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  • TO MR PRESIDENT .
    U should know that God place u there to
    purge Nigeria. so u should b that it is in
    the blood of an average northern muslim
    to fight jihad. stop pleasing them. mind
    u it is God that is keeping u n Nigerian
    govt. we are praying for u n Nigerian
    govt. don’t think that those heartless
    people are still keeping those girls alive,
    they are just using the past pictures of
    the girls to slow govt down and to
    confuse u . please let soldier going for
    Boko haram fight know who is leading
    them. the Benue plateau people have
    suffered in the hands of this people. so
    make them commanders of soldiers for
    one month n boko will confess. northern
    muslim came to Benue n plateau in name
    of cattle rearing n killed many of our
    people. put Agatu, tiv, plateau, together
    with believers that suffered injustice in
    north commanders of soldiers. whether
    far northern muslim vote for u or not u
    will win the next election. because the
    three recognized majority tribes
    combined are not up to all the minorities
    tribes combined. purge the millitary of
    Hausa Fulanis. buy at least two fighters
    helicopters each for all states in Nigeria
    during the next election. any one who
    want to use force to tear Nigeria should
    b eliminated .tackle Buhari. he is the
    cause of all these. Northern muslim
    should not be incharge of any soldiers
    again. they are Boko helpers. Nigeria
    must b one. instead of allowing them to
    remove u n used the oil money to
    sponsor jihad all over the world. use that
    money to keep Nigeria one. no amount of
    money spent to cube terrorism that is
    too much. boko haram are still in few
    states ,do this now b4 they escalate to
    other states. God b with u PDP and
    NIGERIA. that is my observation ,I am
    not a politician .if Igbos could not tear
    Nigeria Northerners will not tear it
    likewise. we are Brothers. a word 4 u.

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