The Coalition of Northern Groups on Tuesday have asked the Federal Government to immediately declare a state of emergency in four states, inclusive of Taraba, Kaduna, Benue and Zamfara currently witnessing herdsmen/farmers clashes which they said has had untold impact on the Northern economy, disbanding current political structures, pending the return of peace to the states.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja, spokesman of the Coalition, Abdulazeez Suleiman alleged that the herdsmen/farmers clashes were part of the plot to destroy the economy of the north and ensure that the region remains backward, adding that the Federal Government should appoint sole administrators to run the four states as political leaders of the states have failed to restore peace.

He said: “We nevertheless believe that the current spate of killings and unrests are not isolated incidents but are linked to a grand design to destabilize the North and bring her people to their knees by dividing them along artificial lines through exploiting ethnic and religious differences. “For too long, enemies of the North, both foreign and local have worked strenuously to ensure that the region remains backward, divided, weak, confused and bewildered by myriads of challenges and problems.