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A group of Northern Youths Praises FG for Declaring Bandits as Terrorists



The designation of bandits as terrorists has been welcomed by a group of northern youths.

The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria has expressed its delight that bandits, Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’ada groups have been declared terrorists by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court Abuja following an Ex-parte motion filed by the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Justice.

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According to a statement issued in Kaduna by Isah Abubakar and Mock Samuel Kure, the group’s President and Director, Media, that while the federal government took a long time to act on calls from various interest groups in the country, including the Northern Youth Council, to declare bandits terrorists, it is better late than never.

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The statement said, “We will welcome full military operation in Northwestern and North Central parts of the Country as it is happening in Northeast against Boko Haram and ISWAP elements which has drastically reduced their activities.”

The Council advised the armed forces and other security agencies, to arrest and prosecute anybody that threatened the corporate existence of the country.

“The Northern Youths will stand with you in your quest to stamped out terrorism in the North and Nigeria at large,” the group assured.