Aisha Buhari, First lady, has called on her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari and his service chiefs to act fast and stop the bloodshed and insecurity in Northern Nigeria.
Aisha Buhari, this evening, via her social media handles, shared a video with a compilation of photos of President Buhari in a meeting with all the service chiefs. The background song used in the video is titled “Arewa na Kuka’ which means ‘the North weeps”. The song is by Kannywood actor Adam Zango.
Part of the lyrics is translated as “In the name of God, pay attention/We seek your help/The North is weeping/ Our blood is being shed/Our people are being killed/Our property torched”.
To drive home her point, the hashtag #achechijamaa Aisha Buhari says it means ‘rescue the people’.
The First Lady has over the years been very critical of her husband’s administration.
Watch below the video she shared.
In the Hausa song, “Arewa na kuka” meaning “the north weeps”, the singer asked Buhari to pay attention to what people are saying and put an end to the killings in the north.
“We are dying, Baba. They’re killing us, Baba. The north is weeping, our blood is being shed, our people are being killed,” the musician renders in Hausa.
This development comes days after the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), asked the youth to embark on massive protests within the 19 states to call government attention to the spike in insecurity that has be-devilled the region.
The first lady’s post also comes amid nationwide protests calling for a reform of the police force and better welfare for the masses.