Some youths in Plateau State, Nigeria’s north-central region have asked the Federal Government and security agencies to redouble their efforts in fighting insurgency, as youths are the most vulnerable group to the attacks.
Speaking on behalf of Youth Network for Peace and Good Governance in Jos, Mr. Aondoma Tor, appealed to security agents to also speed up the rescue mission of abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State as the nation awaits positive result from the operation.
“We salute the actions of the little school girls in Chibok community, whom despite the carnage in Borno State, insisted on going to school to write their WAEC before they were abducted.
“The Federal Government must put together all resources within its power to ensure the safe release of the abducted school girls in Chibok.
“We call on the youths to provide support through information sharing and gathering for security personnel who try as much as they can to avoid further terror”, he said.
He also decried the state of unemployment in the country, which has left many graduates unable to afford a living. He noted that this situation makes it easy for the youths to become tools in the hands of politicians who intend to cause havoc.
He stated, “It is imperative that while the youths provide their own support and intelligence, the Federal Government must provide job opportunities to ensure that these youths are not distracted but rather are focused on empowering themselves and developing the community.”