‘North Is Bleeding’ – ACF Reacts To Kaduna Train Attack
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), a pan-northern socio-political group, has denounced the terror assault on a Kaduna-bound train on Monday night.
During the assault on the train from Abuja to Kaduna, at least eight people were murdered, many more were abducted, and numerous more were wounded.
The ACF said it got the devastating news of the unfortunate tragedy that has left the country in mourning in a statement issued by its Secretary-General, Murtala Aliyu, on Wednesday.
The forum bemoaned the fact that the North was now under siege, saying it was weary of screaming out about insecurity and other problems in the area.
It expressed sadness that security forces and governments at all levels had been unable to put an end to bandit activity in the area.
“The ACF has described as unacceptable the frequency of such attacks on our towns and villages, highways and now train tracks and airports. Currently, banditry and terrorism have excised the North and the major economic activities of the North-East and the North-West, with a new ploy to block the main gateway (Kaduna State) to the northern part of the country.
“It regrets that all efforts claimed by security agencies and governments at various levels have been unable to put an end to such banditry and terrorism.”