ACF worries over silence on helicopter distributing weapons to bandits in Niger

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has expressed worry over the alarming state of insecurity in the country, saying the government’s silence in these circumstances was nothing short of conspiracy and betrayal of public trust.

Emmanuel Yawe, ACF’s National Publicity Secretary, said in a statement on Sunday that Nigerians needed to be assured by the government that their security is the government’s primary concern.

According to the Forum,” we issued a statement about a week ago calling for an open, immediate and transparent investigation into the wild and wide allegations that a helicopter was distributing weapons, foodstuffs and other daily needs of the bandits, particularly in Niger state.”

“Since our call we have not received any reaction from the government or relevant security agencies despite the fact our call received wide media publicity. We wish to remind the government and her security agencies that this is not a matter that can be swept under the carpet if we are serious about fighting insecurity in Nigeria.’