The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has called on President Bola Tinubu to urgently wade into security challenges in the northern part of Nigeria.
It demanded urgent action in securing the release of female students of Zamfara University, Gusau abducted last week.
CNG spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, made the call at an emergency meeting of the National and State executives of the CNG in Abuja.
He said the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has taken stock of events unfolding in Northern Nigeria in the last few months.
It noted the disturbing increase in banditry and kidnapping activities, especially in rural areas of Zamfara and the states of Katsina, Niger, Sokoto and Kaduna.
The group said those charged with the responsibility of securing the lives and properties of citizens appear helpless or ill-prepared to act.