Plateau state youths, under the aegis of Plateau Youths G-17 Peace and Progressive Forum, has called on the Federal Government to secure federal roads across the country, in order to curtail attacks on commuters.
Leader of the group, John Baling, made the call at a candle light procession in Jos, Plateau State.
The youths organised the procession in honour of Dalep Dachiya, a 200-Level student of the University of Maiduguri, who was murdered by members of an insurgent group. Dachiya was kidnapped on January 9th, on his way to Maiduguri to resume school, and was later killed by his abductors.
Baling also called on the government and the security agencies to step-up their game and end insurgency and all forms of criminality in the country.
The leader advised government to seek external support from international communities to end insurgency in the country. He urged government to take threats by Boko Haram and other armed groups seriously, urging that pro-active measures be put in place to secure lives of Plateau citizens and other Nigerians in the North-East.