Sunday, 23 July 2017

“WE ARE SADDENED THAT ATTACKS ON OUR COMMUNITIES HAVE CONTINUED UNABATED”, MIDDLE-BELT PATRIOTIC FRONT REACTS (PRESS STATEMENT UNEDITED)






By: Our Reporter,

 
 THE MIDDLE-BELT PATRIOTIC FRONT (MB-PF)
 
MR. YUSUF SAMUEL HAMMAN, READING THE CONFERENCE TEXT
PRESS CONFERENCE, ON ISSUES OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE
Our most distinguished gentle men of the press, we heartily welcome you to yet another press conference by this dynamic and vibrant group to express our stand on recent topical issues in our dear country.  
                           
This group with the unparallel representation of over 52 ethnic nationalities development and youth associations of the Middle-Belt in 14 states of the federation representing it peoples wish to draw the attention of the nation and the entire global society as follows : 

        
1) In our maiden conference we state that: "IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE FIRST RESPONSIBILITY OF ANY GOVERNMENT IS THE PROTECTION OF LIVES AND PROPERTY. IF THEY FAIL IN THIS, THEY HAVE FAILED INDEED". This group therefore is deeply saddened that attacks on our communities have continued unabated by Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen terrorists. That the Federal Government that has the monopoly of use of legitimate force has failed to put this to decisive halt is troubling.                          

(2) That this has continued for more than 2 years and progressively getting worse by the day under a regime that promised Nigerians and the world that they will stamp out insurgency in less than 3 months on assuming power is left for all to judge. Painfully, it is the lives of our people that are paying for this leadership failure. This the same group that shouted on rooftops why Goodluck Jonathan's administration most go!                              
(3) We condemn in the strongest terms Government lackadaisical attitudes whereby the lives of our people are not held as precious.                           

(4) We call on the world community to note stream of Federal delegations to Taraba State on the 8th crisis in the state this year alone.  But the only reason it attracted these delegations is because the Fulani herdsmen/terrorists were victims. We have taken judicial note of their scolding and unscathed warning to Taraba State Government. The global community should also take note. It should be noted that this is the same Government that could not send delegation on any of the countless killing that took place in plateau; southern Kaduna; Benue; Ile-lfe; Enugu; Borno; Adamawa; Potiskum; etc.       
                         
(5)We will not forget how those who midwife the abduction of our Chibok girls are rewarded with prime appointments.                 

(6) We will not forget the role played by some personalities in government then, during Dogon Nahauwa genocide on our people in plateau; genocide in Kaduna; Taraba; Benue;etc.  WE WILL NO FOR GET.                     

 (7) We resolutely stand behind our elders who warned on the ongoing Islamization of the country. If other religions had behaved in a similar manner when in power; the story would have been different in their favour. secularity of this country we be strongly defended. Our tormentors should not forget that we are a battle tested and resilient region and our enormous sacrifice so far should not be taken  for granted. Any disrespect to our elder statesmen and leaders will not be tolerated. We await to see similar streams of Federal government delegations to Kaduna State; who will issue  stern warning to the Governor and threat of declaration of the state of emergency. More than Gov. Darius who is a saint; Gov. El Rufai's cup is too full given recent killing of 37 of our people in his state. This a good litmus test for the Federal Government.  
     
(8) We wish to strongly commend the Senate President with his colleagues and other stakeholders for the role he played in dousing tension on the CRS issue and it's amicable resolution.   
 
 (9) We are also proud of the courage of our amiable Gov. Darius of Taraba for standing up to blatant insult on the patience and sensibility of our people by the Federal Government delegations. This who we are in the Middle Belt.                        

(10) Will we stand for peace in the country and have lost so much by these terrorists and their backers, we should not be pushed to a point we will be forced to recourse to egalitarian balance of terror.

Thank you all for coming to help us tell the world our story.
Long live the Middle-Belt.....Long live our brotherly regions of the federation......
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. ...
 God bless you all.

Signed:

Comr. AYUBA EWUGA TIMOTHY National President Eggon Students
Comr. NGBOKAIJI NGON MAIKASUWA National President Mada Students
Convener G17 Mr. Dachung Musa Bagos
National President Gure Youth Movement  Mr. Solomon Guli
Comr. FELIX YAGAZIE SYLVANUS National President Welfare Association of Igbo Students in Northern States of Nigeria.
Comr. Musa Yunusa O. National President Alago Students
Comr. Solomon Damina President Nasarawa North Senatorial Youth Forum
Ag. President Cham Youth Progressive Association(CYPA). Mr Kenar Heman,
COMRADE NEHEMIAH ZAKKA, NATIONAL PRESIDENT ZAAR(SAYAWA) YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION(ZAYODA)
CHIEF BAKO BENJAMIN, NATIONAL PRESIDENT, JUKUN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (JDAN)
National Union Of Kaltungo Shongom Youth Movement. Comd. Bashir Barau Yakubu.
Comr. AKUBA AKAMUGA STINGO National President Migili (Koro) Students
KEFAS BUBA
PRESIDENT CAN POLITICAL YOUTH, BORNO STATE
Aliyu Ahmed Yusuf. Pero chongeh Association(filiya)
Comrade YUSUF E. Bajahry,  NATIONAL PRESIDENT TAPSHIN YOUTH MOVEMENT (TYM)
Sule Isa Yambam  Mambilla National Youth President  Taraba State
Samuel Amfani Kono National Youth President  Association
08062550992, 08094345658
Timothy Dyiltu NGAS YOUTH MOVEMENT (NYM); PLATEAU -President
Mr. Tongkit Sinday Sambo President KADUNG DEV. ASSOCIATION, PLATEAU -PRESIDENT:
Comr. Aminu Shama National  President Wamba-Farin Ruwa Students.
Engr. Bulus Sanchi National President of Zuru Professionals Worldwide
Phillip Shikaa National President of TIV Community OF Student Worldwide
AMOS ADZIBA,  CHIBOK YOUTH PROGRESSIVE FORUM (CYPF)
Choji Dalyop Chuwang National President Berom Youth Movement (BYM)
Dondo Shande (Coordinator Ayatutu Youth Movement
Yakubu Kirau National President  Kurama Youth Association
0802 080 9873
Ayuba David Azzaman National Coordinator Core Middle Belt Values
Barr. Mordecai Alex Chup Aten Youth movement Association NATIONAL President
Aten Development Assocaition:
President- Mr. Chom Bagu
Mr. Yohanna Badau Kare-kare National Youth Development President
Madu Bomawa National President Ngizimawa Youth association To be State
Isaak Yakubu  National Youth President Gamawa Youths Association , Yobe State
Peter Audu National Youth  Bolawa Development association , Yobe State
Engr Samson Kirono National President GBAGYI Engineers association of Nigeria
Moses Haruna , Gbagi Youth Association Niger State President
Maram Abednego Middlebelt Pathfinders
Mr. Nasiru Jagaba National youth President SOKAPU
MARK MIJIYAWA, NATIONAL PRESIDENT TANGLE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
YAHAYA AMBI, NATIONAL YOUTH LEADER WAJA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
USMAN TAURE, NATIONAL PRESIDENT TULA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Professor  Casmir E. Gimba, President Gwong Development Association.
Dr. John Danfulani
CENTRUM INITIATIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS ADVOCACY(CEDRA)
Abraham John President NEW Nigerian YOUTH Initiative
Mr. Abel Abaji General Secretary Ham Youth Development Association
CALEB ABARSHI,  NATIONAL YOUTH PRESIDENT SIKDAWA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
COMRADE MANASSEH SHETIMA, NATIONAL YOUTH PRESIDENT MBAT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Professor  Casmir E. Gimba, President Gwong Development Association.
Ali Timothy president Ngamo Christian Association , Yobe State
Ishaku Adamu president Ngazim Christian Association , Yobe State .
Yakubu Auta President karai _karai Christian Association  Yobe State .
Nuhu Gambo leader interdenominational Christian youth Potiskum, Yobe State  .
Ishaku Kuna representative Christian Youth, Yobe state .
Engr. Jonathan Kwalbe
President Kaninkon Development Association , Kaduna State
George Makeri National President Nenzit Patriotic Front
Conveners :
 Ibrahim Bunu  ( QS)
Arch. Godwin William
Mr.  George Makeri
Mr. Dachung Musa Bagos
Dr.  John Danfulani
Mr. Benjamin Bako
Mr. David Ayuba Azzaman
Mr. Gyang Botsha

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