The Northern Youth Assembly of Nigeria (NYAN) has called for proactive military action against the criminal activities of bandits across the country.
Speaker of the assembly, Malam Ibrahim Lawal, made the call in a statement in Abuja.
He condemned the recent killing of people and destruction of property by bandits at the Gorronyo Central Market in Sokoto state.
Lawal described the attack as barbaric, unacceptable, adding that it was callous and inhuman, considering the high number of lives lost in the incident.
“NYAN condemns the killing in strong terms for whatever reason as this cannot, in any way, solve or address the perceived problems of the attackers.
“It is part of conspiracy to continue with the agenda of destabilizing the economy of the Northern region and rendering it a crisis zone like Afganistan.
“NYAN appeals to youths in the north to remain resolute in their efforts to help end the activities of terrorists in the region,” he said. (NAN)