Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja
FIRST Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Saturday unveiled a new movement #Achechijamaa (save the people), which focuses on the insecurity in the northern part of the country and efforts to deal with the challenge.
The emergence of the movement comes in the heat of the #EndSARS protests across the country.
The First Lady seeks to pass her message in a 22 second musical audio, backed with slides of pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari holding meetings with security chiefs. The musical message is rendered in the Hausa language.
For over 10 years now, many of the northern states have been battling with insecurity caused by banditry, farmers/herders conflicts and the terror sect, Boko Haram.
Northern governors recently kicked against the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), citing the insecurity in the area and the fact that the operatives of the SARS had played major roles in the fight against crimes, in their states, as reason.
While the protests had been gathering momentum in most of the states in the southern states and Abuja, some groups in the north had also campaigned against the #EndSARS protests, calling for an end to the many violent crimes going on in their areas.
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The federal and state authorities had, in response to the demands of the#EndSARS protesters, scrapped the squad and commenced the process of yielding to the other demands.
On Thursday, the National Economic Council (NEC) took sweeping decisions in response to the demands of the protesters.
During the monthly meeting, NEC directed all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to immediately set up panels of inquiries to investigate all allegations of police brutality and extra-judicial killings.
The decision was taken with a view to delivery justice for all victims of the recently disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units, as demanded by the#EndSARS protesters.