The Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) has warned Nigerians against falsehood capable of undermining the security agencies.
The group made the remark in its special report on the security situation in Northern Nigeria.
Speaking at a press conference to unveil the report in Abuja, Alex Samuel, leader of the coalition said the appraisal was necessary to put things in proper perspective.
CNP also insisted that Buhari and the Nigerian military have successfully quelled the threats posed by criminal elements in the North.
The group said this feat is particularly impressive with the concerted effort by some interest groups to undermine troops’ progress.
The report reads partly: “The Coalition of Northern Patriots as a result of the appraisal of the security situation in the 19 states in Northern Nigeria wishes to state that the operations of the Nigerian Military have been very successful in addressing the security challenges posed by criminal elements. This is also on the heels that there has been a concerted effort by some interest groups to undermine the efforts of the security agencies.
“This much was traced to the fact that there is a grand conspiracy to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari through a well-crafted campaign of calumny to discredit the Military, the police force and every organ of the federal government in an attempt to coopt northern youths across the region into participating in their orgy of violence against security agencies, arson and looting as was seen in Lagos, Ibadan and other parts of southern Nigeria.
“It is thus the position of the Coalition of Northern Patriots that indeed there have been concerted efforts by the security agencies towards addressing the security threats in Northern Nigeria most proactively and efficiently.
“That the security agencies must be wary of agents of destabilization that dot the nook and crannies of Nigeria with an overarching plot to cause a violent overthrow of the government by instigating the populace against the constituted authorities in the country.”