Connect with us


Insecurity: Buhari urged to declare bandits as terrorists now



President Buhari appoints Chairman, Executive Secretary for PPPRA

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to instantly proclaim the invading bandits across the country as terrorists.

As indicated by the group, the declaration would be a significant move towards reducing insecurity at present wrecking the whole country.

The Vice President of NYCN, South West, Comrade Dotun Omoleye, announced this in a statement issued on Sunday.

In accordance with the statement, declaring those behind rampant abductions as terrorists had become needed as it would allow for relative actions to be taken against the criminal components.

The National Youth Council of Nigeria disclosed that it was concerned by the frequent and the intrepid move by those bandits to launch attacks on helpless students and others in spite of the resolution of the Federal Government.

It complained that Nigerians were not, at this point safe in their home, schools, roads as well as farm land.

The National Youth Council of Nigeria portrayed Buhari’s recent declaration that the Zamfara school kidnapping would be the last as regrettable, due to the recent increase in insecurity in spite of his declaration.

The group quoted the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Mando area of Kaduna State who were kidnapped from the school premises on Thursday night as an indication that the promised of the President failed.

The statement partly read, “The attack on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, coming just few days after gunmen attacked FAAN’s quarters in Igabi Local Government area of the state is becoming an eyesore, and a wake-up call on the government to appropriately designate these enemies of the State as terrorists following the determination of President Buhari’s opposition to negotiating with these bandits.

“Without doubt, if we do not want our nation to be overrun by violent and gun-wielding criminals by whose activities the peace and stability of our nation are becoming fragile daily; the Federal Government must be courageous enough to bandy these enemies as terrorists as they do not deserve the perceived pampering they currently enjoying.

“We salute the sacrifices of the Nigerian security agencies towards protecting the people, but it is becoming obvious that unless these bandits are so classified, the presidential directive to shoot holders of illegal AK-47 may not yield productive results,” Omoleye said.


Nigeria’s top youth newspaper - actively delivering credible news, entertainment, and empowerment to 50 million young Africans daily.