By Sule Tahir (Jigawa State Correspondent)
The Conference of Concerned Citizen (CCC), a group of divergent opinions, have ended their deliberations in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital, with a passionate appeal to both the federal and state governments to urgently address the lingering security challenges confronting the country before it gets out of control, the group's spokesman, Farouk Idi Katsina, has stated.
The CCC in a communique at the end of their meeting on Wednesday said: "We are saddened by the devastating state of our security situation in the country, hence our resolve to call upon the authorities concern to take a holistic approach in tackling the menace, before it gets out of control.
"The escalation of brutal killings of innocent citizens in the hands of hoodlums, in the wake of banditry as well as the continuation of massive and unabating destruction of public utilities in some parts of the country, must be stopped, and perpetrators must be brought to book".
The conference expressed shock at the rising killings and kidnappings of this happening in the country despite the commitment of our security personnel, stressing the insecurity could have been eliminated a long time ago if not for reasons of sabotage by some unpatriotic members of the society who are supporting the criminals to unleash terror on the country.
The forum also expressed concern on the increase in banditry, the Book Haram insurgency, and Kidnappings and called for synergy amongst the states and federal governments in a concerted move to halt the insecurity in the country. NNL.