Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senator, on Monday urged the Arewa Consultative Forum to challenge those in power like the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, following issues of insecurity in the North.
Sani said Arewa Forum should do away with cowardice and emulate NEF by telling those in power the truth.
Following attacks by bandits and insurgents in the North, NEF’s convener, Prof. Ango Abdullahi had accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of failing to secure people of the region.
Abdullahi had lamented that North was at the mercy of criminals who are constantly terrorizing them.
However, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina had lambasted Abdullahi for taking such a position.
Adesina described NEF as a troop without a leader, stressing that the group lacked true leaders.
Reacting, Sani urged Arewa Forum to speak against the killings in the North so that history will be kind to them.
In a post on his Facebook, Sani wrote: “Arewa Forum should emulate Northern Elders forum, by telling truth to power so that history will be kind to them for speaking out and standing up for the people of the region when they were being slaughtered and buried in mass. This is not the time for silence, cowardice and obsequiousness.”