The Corporate Affairs Commission has refused the application of the Coalition of Northern Groups to register its security outfit, ‘Operation Shege ka FASA’.

The coalition, in February, proposed ‘Operation Shege ka FASA’ to tackle banditry, kidnapping and other security challenges bedeviling the northern states.

But the governors of the northern states and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, distanced themselves from the proposed outfit.

The coalition proposed the ‘Operation Shege ka FASA’, taking a cue from the South-West ‘Operation Amotekun’.

But attempts by the coalition to register the outfit hit a brick wall when the CAC turned down the application.

A letter, dated March 9, 2020, signed by Omekwe Paul Kode, said, “The CAC regrets to inform you that it was unable to approve any of the name(s) submitted for approval.”

The spokesman for the CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said the coalition was displeased with the refusal of the CAC to register the security outfit.

Sulaiman, who addressed journalists in Kaduna on Saturday, said the coalition would explore all legal means to ensure the registration of the security outfit.

He said the coalition found it strange that the CAC would register ‘Operation Amotekun’ but refused to register ‘Operation Shege ka FASA’.

Suleiman said, “The CNG takes strong exception to the refusal by the CAC to register the proposed northern Nigeria security initiative via its letter of denial dated March 09, 2020, on the grounds that the word ‘security’ is misleading.