Boko Haram: North In A State Of Hopelessness – ACF

Boko Haram: North In A State Of Hopelessness – ACF

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With the current spate of insecurity in the country, the pan northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Wednesday condemned deadly attacks by Boko Haram sect in the country.

According to Nation, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) in a statement, signed by its the National Publicity Secretary Muhammad Ibrahim, described the bomb attack on a market in Maiduguri, Borno State on June 30, 2014, Monday, as wicked, gruesome and condemnable.

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The statement reads: “The bomb blast that occurred on Monday morning at the Maiduguri market in Borno State was wicked, gruesome and condemnable considering the huge number of children and old women that were killed in the blast and also the destruction of property it caused.

“In the last 10 days, over 100 people were killed in various bomb blasts in Borno, Abuja, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna.  Many states in the northern region including Abuja have witnessed and experienced too many bomb blasts in the last five years which had killed many innocent lives, displaced many people, brought untold hardship on the citizens and distorted the economic life of the region.

“In fact, the insecurity situation has placed the region in a state of despair and hopelessness despite the effort of the military and other security agencies in combating the insurgency.read more…

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