The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has called for the establishment of Operation Shege ka Fasa in the North in response to the Western Nigeria Security Network nicknamed Operation Amotekun.
Spokesman for the group, Abdulazeez Suleiman, said in a statement in Kaduna that the North has persevered in a dangerous security environment fuelled by outside interests that thrive on the supply of deadly merchandise including hard drugs and other harmful substances and the proliferation of arms in the region.
The coalition who has clamoured for Operation ‘Shege ka Fasa’ meaning I dare you, and are also the brain behind the 2018 quit notice to the Igbo living in the North, said yesterday that the North is even more genuinely entitled to be angry in view of the current high level of security challenge in that part of the country. It cited the incessant attacks on and killings of innocent citizens by gunmen,abductions, destruction of communities and terrorism.
The group wondered why the SouthWest had to wait until after the conclusion of the 2019 elections before coming up with Operation Amotekun. But it said the security outfit should function within the ambit of the law.