This was contained in a communiqué co-signed by its Chairman, Communique Drafting Committee, Yakubu Danlami, and Secretary, Kwuanu Terrence. The group vowed to “mobilize resources to take on anyone who think they can use their image as a chess pawn in the game playing out in the media.”
“We warn that the north will no longer tolerate any further attack on the image, family and character of President Muhammadu Buhari in his quest to make Nigeria a better place for all. We take particular exception to our Service Chiefs, security personnel and their families being harassed needlessly and we will not hesitate to mobilize our resources to take on anyone who think they can use their image as a chess pawn in the game playing out in the media,” they threatened.
NYLA further averred that the rebirth of separatist movements and militant groups in the southern part of the country is geared towards harassing the president and smearing his image, adding that such acts do not bode well for the country’s quest for unity, Daily Post writes.
They added that they have set up a media team that will regularly highlight the president’s contribution to democracy and counter propaganda against the north.
Meanwhile, President Buhari’s latest contribution to democracy is the reintroduction of the War Against Indiscipline, WAI Brigade, in Abuja on Monday.
In his remark during the National and State Commanders meeting of the Community Support Brigade, CSB, also known as WAI, the Director-General, National Orientation Agency, NOA, Dr. Garba Abari said President Buhari recognised that the role of civil intelligence gathering cannot be over emphasized these days.
However, the move has been met with raised eyebrows as Nigerians recall all too clearly the oppressiveness wrought by WAI during Buhari’s days as military Head of State.