Abuja – The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria has described the declaration of bandits, Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’ada as terrorists by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court Abuja as long overdue, Daily Trust reported.
It was earlier reported that the court in Abuja following an Ex-parte Motion filed by the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Justice declared bandits as terrorists.
But the group in a statement signed by its President and Director-General, Media and Publicity, Comrade Isah Abubakar and Mock Samuel Kure urged the Armed Forces and other sister security agencies, to arrest and prosecute anybody seen given terrorists moral support materially, morally or otherwise no matter how highly or lowly placed they are.
They however stressed that the Northern youth will stand with them in their quest to stamp out terrorism in the North and Nigeria at large.
The group noted that “Though it almost took the Federal Government forever to act on the calls made by various interest groups in the country, including the Northern Youth Council to declare bandits terrorists, it however better late than never.
“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.”