Northern group welcomes declaration of bandits as terrorists

The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria said it received with joy a Federal High Court, Abuja’s declaration of bandits as terrorists across the country.

Following an ex-parte motion filed by the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Justice, a Federal High Court, Abuja presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo ruled on Friday.

The group in a statement jointly signed by its President, Isah Abubakar and its Director-General, Media and Publicity, Mock Samuel Kure, respectively in Kaduna on Friday, said it received the news with excitement.

It 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 have drastically reduced their activities.”

The group also urged the nation’s armed forces to now go all out to crush 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,” it added.

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