The Northern Christian Youth Professionals, NCYP, has called on President Bola Tinubu to fulfill his campaign promise of reintroducing forest guards.

This was contained in a statement signed by the President of NCYP, Mr Isaac Abrak, and issued to newsmen on Wednesday in Kaduna.

Abrak said the call followed a recent attack on Christmas Eve which claimed the lives of 115 innocent individuals in the communities of Bokkos, Barkin Ladi, and Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

He said the reintroduction of the guards initiative, which aligned with the Renewed Hope Agenda of the present administration, was a serious step towards bolstering the efforts of the Nigerian military, the police, and other security agencies in safeguarding lives and properties.

“The NCYP has long advocated for the recruitment of individuals, particularly youths residing in communities at the fringes of forests that have become hotbeds for terrorist activities,” he said.

Abrak added that the relentless wave of violence against the communities, particularly during festive seasons, was deplorable and unacceptable in every conceivable sense.

“The Northern Christian Youth Professionals mourn with the families affected by this tragedy and extend our deepest sympathies to the people of Plateau State.

“It is disheartening that the wanton attacks and killings of innocent people have persisted for far too long in Nigeria,” he added.

Plateau attacks: Reintroduce forest guards – Group tells Tinubu

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