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You failed as minister, governor – Northern youths tackle Kwankwaso over comment on insecurity
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Wed, 10 Apr 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Coalition of Northern Youth Movement (CNYM) has cautioned Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), against making negative remarks about the country's security situation.

Recall that the former governor of Kano State while speaking with journalists shortly after the NNPP National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja last week, lamented the security crisis rocking the nation.

Kwankwaso, who expressed optimism that the Nigerian Army has the capacity to tackle the crisis, lamented that the “people can no longer go to the farm. They are also being chased from their villages and towns.

“Our children are daily abused and taken away by criminals and bandits in hundreds”.

Reacting, CNYM in a statement issued on Wednesday by its President, Dr. Talba Isah, said that the NNPP national leader failed to tackle the security issues when he served as Minister of Defence and Kano State Governor.

Part of the statement reads, “We are also aware of the brand of political extremism that Kwankwaso propagated in Kano state, which spread to other parts of the northwest and mutated into banditry since the militant supporters of the Kano politicians reverted to lives of crime in the aftermath of election losses.

“It is certainly Kwankwaso’s desire to leverage NNPP as a means of spreading such political extremism across the country hence the tantrum when he found out that the current administration is taking steps that will mitigate the spread of any form of extremism.

“We further urge the one-time Minister of Defence and Governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso to acknowledge his place as a monumental failure who cannot lecture the Tinubu’s administration and the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on how to fight terrorism.”

 

 

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