Northern Elders call for Buhari’s resignation


The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign, following what they described as the president’s inability to protect Nigerians.

The forum stated this on Wednesday in a statement by its Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed.

The forum’s call is coming after at least 43 rice farmers in the North East were killed by Boko Haram terrorists.

PREMIUM TIMES reported the Saturday attack on mostly rice farmers in Zabarmari, a community in Jere Llcal Government Area of Borno State.

The victims were buried on Sunday, with residents saying many others are yet to be accounted for.

On Sunday, the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said the death toll from the attack could be as high as 110. The statement was however retracted.

Satome Ahmed, a member of the House of Representatives from the area, revealed that the exact number of people killed in the incident could not be ascertained as many residents are still missing.

Resign Now

The Northern elders, while calling for the president’s resignation, said life has no value under the present administration.

Mr Baba-Ahmed also said that President Buhari lacks…



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