Nigeria: First Lady Aisha urges Buhari to tackle insecurity, save the people

President Mohammadu Buhari and First Lady Aisha Buhari. (File photo)

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has stated the need to secure Nigeria and save the people, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to take appropriate action.

She tweeted a song from an indigenous Hausa musician on Saturday, sending a plea to her husband, President Buhari, to rescue the northern region from the ravaging insecurity.

She made the plea via her verified Twitter handle.

In the 22-second music video, whose singer could not yet be ascertained, the images of four military chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police could be seen during security meetings with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

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First Lady Aisha tweeted the song tweeted with the hashtag,  #achehejamaa which is translated to mean “save the people.”

“Baba, please for God’s sake, consider our pleas for help; baba, please defend us; the North is crying, they are killing our people. They are burning our property; baba, please,” the song said.

This is coming from the First Lady, even as a body of northern elders on Saturday urged the Federal Government to order an “independent forensic investigation into the expenditure of the Armed Forces from December 2015 till date.”

Also, the northern elders had noted that insecurity and hunger were reasons behind the continuous protests by #EndSARS campaigners in the country.

The elders under the aegis of the Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CNEEPD), had called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to “urgently arrest the erring police officers and hoodlums responsible for the attacks,” as they also joined the youths in protesting against killings, intimidation and harassment of protesters by men of the Nigeria police.

In a statement issued on Saturday evening after the expanded meeting of CNEEPD held in Abuja, signed by Zana Goni, North East; Dr Mohammed Suleman, North West; and Prof Ofa Afolabi; North Central, CNEEPD said that the best way possible for the President to restore public confidence in security agencies was, “the immediate restructuring beginning with the sack of the service chiefs.”

The 12-point communiqué read in part: “We support in totality the continuous peaceful protests by Nigerians across the country over police brutality and call on the protesters to remain focused and peaceful.

“We condemn the persistent insecurity in Nigeria particularly in the North, despite the huge investments so far running into trillions of naira to the Armed Forces of Nigeria. We call for an independent forensic investigation into the expenditure of the Armed Force from December 2015 till date.

“We call on Mr. President to immediately sack the current service chiefs and restructure the entire security architecture of Nigeria.”