Young people in Plateau State have called on the Buhari Government to secure federal roads across the country to minimise attacks on commuters.
A youth group, under the aegis of Plateau Youths G17 Peace and Progressive Forum, made the call at a candlelight procession on Sunday in Jos, NAN reports.
The youths organised the procession in honour of Dalep Dachiya, a 200 Level student of the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID, who was murdered by Boko Haram.
Dalep was abducted on Jan. 9, alongside Lilian Gyang, on his way back to school in Maiduguri.
Leader of the youth group, Mr John Baling urged the federal government and security agencies to step-up their plans and end insurgency and all forms of criminality in the country.
Baling advised government to seek external support 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 Federal Government should take urgent steps to secure federal roads and communities in the country, particularly those within the North-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 Federal Government and security agencies 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 Haram and other armed groups seriously, urging that proactive measures be put in place to secure lives of Plateau citizens and other Nigerians in the North-East.