Kaduna Govt not doing much on Afaka students release – ACF

…Set up ARECON Integrated

By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

The National Executive Council of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has expressed surprised that the kidnapped students of college of forestry mechanism, Afaka had remained in captivity, saying the Kaduna state government has not done much to get them released

The forum made the remarks in a communique signed by it national publicity secretariy Emmanuel Yawe in kaduna on Thursday at the end of the meeting of national executive headed by chief Audu Ogbe,.

It stated that it was briefed by parents of the kidnapped students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna.

“The Forum regretted that the kidnapped students had remained in captivity and the Kaduna state government has not done much to get them released”, and agreed to take up their plight with the state government and the federal government too.

The forum also announced the setting up of Arecon Intergrated by the ACF to served as a business arm and industrial hub since the Forum itself cannot engage in business activities.

Already, contacts have been made with the Minister of the FCT and some state governors of the North who have promised land to facilitate the takeoff of ARECON LTD, according to the forum.

On insecurity, the Forum expressed displeasure at the state of affairs in the north and in the country in general.

The Forum condemned the activities of insurgents, kidnappers and bandits in the north saying that their activities are killing the peace and progress for which the north was noted for when the the founders of the region were in power.

The Forum decried the utterances of some actors and leaders who have sought to inflame regional, ethnic and religious passions out of the current situation in the country. The Forum called on Nigerian leaders to exercise restraint in their utterances in the current circumstances.

“The Forum also received reports on the unfortunate killings of some northerners in the South East that seemed suspicious”, and called on security agencies to investigate these killings and fish out the culprits.

“We also warn our youths who have suddenly started distributing messages on the social media calling on reprisal attacks on Ibos and their business interests in the north.

“We the Arewa Consultative Forum stand against all lawless acts of self help and call on all northern youths to stop such evil plans”, it stated. End

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