A Coalition of 36 northern groups on Wednesday unveiled symbol of its security outfit – Operation Shege Ka Fasa – to combat kidnapping and other security challenges in the region.
The groups said they are seeking the required legal backing, and hope that the outfit would be inaugurated in the coming weeks.
The Hausa name ‘Shege Ka Fasa’ is translated to English as ‘I dare you.’
The Operation’s symbol features the head of a lion on it, similar to the featured leopard on Operation Amotekun’s symbol.
The CNGs said the outfit was necessary as the region had faced security challenges for about 12 years.
They bemoaned the failure of governors to champion the outfit as Southern governors had done with Operation Amotekun.
Speaking at the Arewa House in Kaduna about the development, spokesman of the CNGs, AbdulAzeez Suleiman said, “If the state governments and other leaders of the region fail to take action to protect the region the way their southern counterparts are doing, CNG is willing to follow through with all the processes of obtaining the required legal backing for the outfit from the relevant federal authorities.
“We resolved to formalise this request by writing to the governors through the Northern Governors Forum and to the leaderships of traditional, religious and cultural institutions in the region.
“By this, today we unveil the symbol for the Shege Ka Fasa outfit which would be formally inaugurated in the coming few weeks when all necessary legal processes might have been completed or formally adopted and ratified by the northern state governors.”