The Patriotic Elders Forum for Peace and Unity has taken a stern position against the United States, over the recent warning of its citizens to be wary of some states in Nigeria because of fear of terrorist attacks.
The Elders, who rose from an urgent meeting in Kano, on Tuesday, described the warning from the US as hypocritical and uncalled for at a time when the new Government of Ahmad Bola Tinubu is working to ensure peace all over the country.
In a Communique, the National President of the forum, Dr Bature AbdulAziz, said America and its allies can always play the global police they are known for but must not propagate fear against people wherever they are.
The Elders alleged that over time, the United States has dished out security alerts which almost all the times turned out to be fake, warning that it will be better if they change patterns by helping Nigeria not create fears.
“We listen carefully to the submission of the Minister of Information, Muhammad Idiris on the fake Security alerts and we align with him that the information is uncalled for and a total betrayal of facts on ground”
The Elders Forum commended President Tinubu for giving the security required paramount attention, with some new Fighter Jets being supplied and other equipment relevant to fighting crimes.