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Northern youths hail declaration of bandits as terrorists



The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has lauded the declaration of bandit groups (Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’ada ) as 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.

The group commended the development in a statement issued in Kaduna on Friday, signed by its President, Comrade Isah Abubakar, and its Director-General, Media and Publicity, Mock Samuel Kure.

According to the group, though it took the Federal Government almost forever to act on the calls made by various interest groups in the country, including the NYCN to declare bandits as terrorists, it was better late than never.

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“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 have drastically reduced their activities.

“The Council hereby urged our Armed Forces and other sister security agencies, to arrest and prosecute anybody seen given the terrorists moral support be it materially, morally or otherwise no matter how highly or lowly placed.

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

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