Yobe state Network of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has lamented on the persistent serial attacks on motorists along the Damaturu-Maiduguri Highway .
A satement issued by the executive director of the Network, Comrade Baba Shehu read in part: ” It is unfortunate that innocent travelers are being attacked and sometimes brutally killed on daily basis. Yet, the government chose to be silent without a proactive measure to curtail the situation.
“We wish to remind the government that as citizens, we have rendered every support required by the security forces on ground to curb the insurgency in our state and region, even at the expense of our fundamental rights which has faced serious abuses, all for us to live in peace and security.
“But, it seems our lives are taken for granted by tolerating insurgents to continually feast on. The government should equally remind itself that our priority need from her is security, which it has not done enough to provide, but succeeded in making citizens lose confidence in her sincerity in that direction,” Shehu said.
“The Network among other citizens witnesses heavy security deployments whenever top government officials visit cities, exposing people to unnecessary hardships throughout their stay.
“Therefore, we consider the lackluster attitude in securing our highways and communities by the government as hypocritical and the height of irresponsibility and as such, we are calling on her to take proactive measures in ensuring the security of live and properties,” Baba added