Prominent leaders from the North-Central geopolitical zone have announced their exit from the Arewa Consultative Forum, citing the worsening insecurity in northern Nigeria.
The leaders announced the formation of the North Central Peoples Forum as a platform to fight insecurity and marginalisation.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, the group said in spite of the abundant mineral and human resources in the zone, the North-Central was bedevilled by vices, like kidnapping, banditry and other forms of criminality.
The ACF currently has as its Chairman, the immediate-past Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who is from the North Central zone.
The new North-Central group is being led by a former Minister of State for Health, Gabriel Aduku, who is the interim chairman.