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Over 2.7 million northern youths to be engaged in fight against kidnapping, terrorism

Over 2.7 million northern youths to be engaged in fight against kidnapping, terrorism

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Over 2.7 million northern youths to be engaged in fight against kidnapping, terrorism

Story from Matthew ELOYI

Northern youths, under the aegis of Arewa Youths Consultative Council (AYCC), have concluded plans to engage over 2,750,000 youths across the 19 northern states in the fight against kidnapping, banditry, and Boko Haram insurgency in the region.

AYCC national president, Zaid Ayuba, who disclosed this during the 2021 National Youth Conference, held at Mambayya House, Kano, on Saturday, said about 137,500 youths would be drawn from every 19 northern states, including Abuja.

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According to him, AYCC has concluded plans to engage 1,145 youths every month and 13,750 youths every year, who would be trained to acquire security training, including basics on community policing, to help security agencies in the ongoing fight against banditry, kidnapping, and insurgency.

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He lamented that the current security challenges in the north have negatively affected the socio-economic development of the region.

Atuba said the programme is expected to be carried out under “Sustainable Security Project for 19 Northern States (Project SUSPRONS 2021-2031), adding that it would run for 10 years.

Over 2.7 million northern youths to be engaged in fight against kidnapping, terrorism

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