The National Publicity Secretary of Arewa Consultative Forum, Emmanuel Waye has said Northerners have lost faith in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said they are sad and depressed over the wanton killings recorded in the region because they voted Buhari because of his promise and record of ending insecurity.
Waye spoke as a guest in a Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today on Wednesday.
“We are very very depressed. We are very sad in the ACF. Nobody is happy because of what has been happening to our people,” Waye said.
“How can I have faith in someone who presides over this kind of thing? I had faith in him when I followed him as a reporter and he chased away some foreigners who were coming to kill us.
“When he was coming to be President, I had faith in him. I witnessed how successful this man was in chasing enemies out of our country in 1983. But now, 300 people kidnapped in his home state.”
He added that he has equally been a victim of the insecurity because he can no longer travel to his hometown in Taraba.
“I can’t go to my home state of Taraba. The whole place is in chaos, they are killing people every day. That one is not publicised because there is no oil in Taraba.
“All over the north, there is insecurity. I have never felt unsafe like I feel now. What can I say? You have seen what is happening to our people,” he added.
There has been increasing reports of kidnap, banditry, cattle rustling and other forms of insurgency in recent times. These concerns about insecurity were heightened by the recent beheadings of about 43 rice farmers in Borno State and the kidnapping of over 300 schoolboys in Katsina.