- Youths in the northern part of Nigeria have reportedly begun a massive protest across states in the region
- The protest is said to be ongoing in the Federal Capital Territory, Kano, Bauchi, Zamfara, and Sokoto states
- The protesters on Kano state marched to the Government House where they were received by security operatives
Northern youths have kickstarted massive protests in some cities in the region over widespread killings by bandits and Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.
Legit.ng gathered that the youths who are chanting songs of peace called on President Muhammadu Buhari and governors to show more interest in tackling insecurity.
In Kano, the protesters wielding a banner with the inscription, ‘No More Blood Shed’ have reportedly marched to the Government House.
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Zainab Naseer Ahmad, who led the peaceful movement, lamented how insecurity is threatening the lives and livelihood of Nigerians.
“We come to share our concern and send a message to our leaders; we are tired of the worsening state of insecurity in the country.
“Every now and then, lives are lost, people are being unjustly killed like animals. We demand the return of peace in our societies.
“We are saying enough is enough, no more blood shed! Out-of-school children is witnessing a massive rise, orphans everywhere.
“We can’t travel in peace, economy is crumbling. People are burnt while travelling.”
At the Government House, the protesters were received security operatives.
The security operatives listened to them and promised to take the matter further to the appropriate quarters.
Group to Buhari: Strengthen DIA to win war against insurgency, banditry
Meanwhile, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have urged President Buhari to strengthen the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) in order to win the war against insurgency and banditry in Nigeria.
A statement sent to Legit.ng jointly signed by, Dr Aliyu Bello of Peace and Conflict Resolution Initiative and Ambassador Jude Uchenna of Alliance for Justice and Peace gave the advice to the president.
The group noted that the failure of the DIA in providing links that will lead the troops on the battlefield as well as rancour within the military hierarchy has affected the fight against insurgency and banditry.