*Threaten to mobilise youths on street protests if killings persist
By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North
Angered by the unceasing destruction of lives and property in the North-East, Arewa Northern youths, Monday, accused the Presidency and northern leaders of playing politics with the menace posed by Boko Haram terrorists.
The aggrieved youths, who met in Kaduna under the aegis of Arewa Youths Forum, expressed regret that despite repeated assurances, government had not been able to put an end to the spate of attacks that had crippled the region and displaced thousands of their natives into neighbouring countries.
The executives of AYF, who reviewed the state of insurgency in the three northern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, noted with dismay that the terrorists had been able to move about freely and slaughter no fewer than 500 persons and sent over 100,000 others into exile in Cameroun, Chad and Niger republics in the last few weeks without any serious challenge from the security agencies.
The National President of the AYF, Alhaji Gambo Gujungu, who released the communiqué of the body to Vanguard in Abuja, said the youths were convinced that the issue of Boko Haram insurgency had been politicised by the Presidency, northern governors and religious leaders in the country.