Arewa Forum urges FG to declare bandits and kidnappers terrorist organizations.

Arewa leaders have called on the Federal Government with immediate fiat declare those involved in armed banditry and kidnapping in the country as terrorists, saying that Nigeria will not be at peace until they are wiped out.⁣ The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) contended that it was the activities of the terrorists in the country that led some groups to be agitating for the split of Nigeria.⁣ Reacting, yesterday, to the arrest of Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu over their separatist agenda, the National Publicity Secretary of ACF, Emmanuel Yawe, said: “Nigeria will not live in peace, if this banditry and kidnapping continue, however the North is the worst hit.⁣⁣ “They are all terrorist organizations. Kidnapping and banditry should be declared as terrorism, and those involved should be seen as running terrorist organizations. We are not happy that Leah Sharibu, the Chibok girls and all the students kidnapped in Kaduna and other places are still in captivity.”⁣⁣ The group noted the North’s backwardness in education and yet terrorists target schools and scare pupils away from schools.⁣

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