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Bandits’ attack conspiracy to turn north into Afghanistan: Northern Youths

The group said attacks by bandits are part of a conspiracy to destabilise the northern economy.

• October 19, 2021
Bandits used to illustrate the story

Youths in northern Nigeria have alleged that the killings in Sokoto are part of a conspiracy to make the northern region a “crisis zone like Afghanistan.”

Speaker of the Northern Youth Assembly of Nigeria (NYAN), Ibrahim Lawal, said the killings by bandits are a “part of a conspiracy to continue with the agenda of destabilising the economy of the Northern region and rendering it a crisis zone like Afghanistan.”

Mr Lawal, who condemned the recent killing of people and destruction of property by bandits at the Sokoto Central Market, called for military action against bandits.

He 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.

“NYAN appeals to youths in the north to remain resolute in their efforts to help end the activities of terrorists in the region,” Mr Lawal added.


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