Killings: Plateau youths urge FG to secure federal highways

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By Polycarp Auta

– Plateau , under aegis of Plateau G17 Peace and Progressive Forum, have called on to secure federal across country to minimise attacks on commuters.

Leader of group, Mr John Baling, made call at a candle light procession on Sunday in .

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports organised procession in honour of Dalep Dachiya, a 200 Level student of the University of Maiduguri, who was murdered by members of an insurgent group.

NAN also reports Dachiya was abducted on Jan. 9, on his way to Maiduguri to resume school, and was later by his abductors.

Baling also called on the government and the to step-up their game and end insurgency and all forms of criminality in the country.

The leader advised government to seek external from international communities to end insurgency in the country.

“As Plateau youths, we are disturbed by the escalating state of insecurity and wish to bare our concerns on the state of insecurity in the country.

“The should take urgent steps to secure federal and communities in the country, particularly those within the -East.

“International assistance should be solicited in improving security in the country with special consideration given to securing travelers on our highways.

“We call on the and to rise to the challenges by upholding their sacred oaths to defend and protect the lives of citizens as well as the territorial integrity of the country,” he called.

Baling urged government to take threats by Boko and other armed groups seriously, urging proactive measures be put in place to secure lives of Plateau citizens and other Nigerians in the -East.

He also called on to intensify efforts to secure the release of Miss Lilian Gyang and Bashiru Abdulhamid who were abducted by members of the sect recently.