The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has stated that the recent attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA) in Afaka, Kaduna state indicates that nowhere in the country is safe anymore.
The statement issued by the forum and signed by the national publicity secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, pointed out that the founding fathers of Nigeria did not establish the NDA for bandits to take over.
We of the ACF have said it again and again that there is everything seriously wrong with the management of our security.”
The other day, a Nigerian Airforce fighter aircraft was shot down by the so-called bandits. Today, the factory where all Nigerian military officers are produced has been invaded and desecrated,”
The fact that a fortified military institution could be so easily invaded by armed militias without resistance has left us with the conclusion that no part of this country and no citizen, no matter his or her status, is safe again,”
It is an embarrassment and disgrace to the country and it depicts that terrorists were gradually closing in on the government and advancing to decimate security agencies.”
It is a shame and embarrassment, it shows that we do not have a military in this country anymore. It shows there’s a laxity in the security architecture of this country. It also shows the nonchalant attitude of the government to rejig security architecture of this country.”
I can’t imagine that bandits could gain access to NDA, killed and abducted military officers without being apprehended. This is sad and at the same time an embarrassment,” the statement read.