The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) said it is not intimidated by the hoodlums that disrupted its meeting on Monday at Arewa House in Kaduna.
The CNG challenged the masterminds of the attack calling on them to to send more hoodlums as more voices will rise until the abducted boys of Government Science Secondary School Kankara, Katsna State are freed.
CNG made this known in a statement signed by it’s Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed on Monday shortly after the attack.
According to Baba-Ahmed, “It is important to mention that the meeting was also being attended by older Nigerians who had given their entire lives to the service of the nation.
“This cowardly and crude attempt to muffle national outrage at increasingly deteriorating security of life and property in Nigeria will mark a new low in state of the nation.
“Nigerians will note another threat that will increase the number of threats they are having to live with, or die under.
“This the threat at their rights to legally organize and express opinions over the manner they live….”
He warned that “Whoever is behind this attack needs to know that more meetings will continue to be held all over Nigeria to demand that those with responsibility to secure us do so.
“Nigerians will never submit to fear of criminals and the incompetence and indifference of elected leaders. Those behind this attack should employ more hoodlums, because voices will rise until the Kankara schoolchildren are freed and the siege on our lives is ended.
“The Forum calls on the Coalition of Northern Groups to sustain their efforts through all legal means until the North is safe and secure again.
“It calls on all Nigerians to unite behind the demand for a secure nation, and exercise their rights to assemble and express opinions as the law allows,” he concluded.