The Plateau Youths’ G17 Peace and Progressive Forum have appealed to the Federal Government to reinforce security on federal roads across the country in other to reduce attacks on travelers.
The leader of the group, Mr John Baling, made the call during a candlelight procession in Jos, in honour of Dalep Dachiya, a 200 Level student of the University of Maiduguri, who was murdered by members of an insurgent group.
Mr 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 urged the government to seek external support from international communities in other 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.
“International assistance should be solicited in improving security in the country with special consideration given to securing travellers on our highways.
Mr Baling, who urged the government to take proactive measures in securing lives of Plateau citizens and other Nigerians in the North-East, called on security agencies to strengthened efforts to secure the release of Miss Lilian Gyang and Bashiru Abdulhamid who were abducted by members of the sect recently.