The National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare without hesitation that bandits invade the nation’s peace as terrorists.
The group insists that it would be a major move towards fighting the insecurity ravaging the nation.
NYCN made the call in a statement issued by the council’s South West Vice President, Comrade Dotun Omoleye.
According to the statement, declaring those behind rampant kidnappings as terrorists had become necessary as it would allow for proportional actions to be taken against the criminal elements.
The statement reveals that declaring those bandits perpetrating kidnapping as terrorists became necessary as it would allow the right actions to be taken against them.
The statement partly reads:
“The attack on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, coming just a 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,” Omoleye stated.
“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 enjoy.
“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”.