The Arewa Youths Consultative Councils, Kano State Chapter yesterday adopted a sustainable security project to combat banditry and other violent crimes across the 19 northern States.
The security strategy tagged: “Project SUSPRONS 2021-2031”, targets 2,750,000 youths across the region, which centred around rejuvenating the psyche of the Northern youths to resist being used as tools for violent crimes in the region.
The National President of the Council, Zayad Ayuba Alhaji, who spoke in Kano during its meetings, said “we are here to talk senses to our selves bring about means that will be aimed at proffering solutions to the insecurity problems that bedevilled Northern Nigeria”.
Ayuba Alhaji disclosed that the historic meeting would come up on how to addressed banditry, kidnapping and other social atrocities before 2031.
“This project, called: ‘Susprons’, will engage youths in the whole 19 Northern states across the federation to work assiduously in making it history before 2013″, he stressed.
The Arewa Youth stalwart explained that the project will discourage recruitment of youth into banditry, kidnapping, Boko Haram among other criminal acts.
Similarly, the group planned to build the capacity of women to actively play their roles as mothers and to empower them in countering violent extremisms and radicalism amongst the children.
Zayad said the regional body planned to discourage the recruitment of youths into various criminal gangs, banditry and Jihadist groups through awareness and capacity development initiatives.