Arewa Youth Traders Association of Nigeria has described the incessant terrorism in the region especially Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, Zamfara and Sokoto states as alarming and calls for immediate actions to save the region from being completely destroyed. According to a statement issued and jointly signed by the association’s President Alhaji Abubakar Kabir Babawo and its …

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Arewa Youth Traders Association of Nigeria has described the incessant terrorism in the region especially Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, Zamfara and Sokoto states as alarming and calls for immediate actions to save the region from being completely destroyed.

According to a statement issued and jointly signed by the association’s President Alhaji Abubakar Kabir Babawo and its Secretary-General, Malam Nazir Rabi’u Kabir on Tuesday in Kano stated that the group which is an umbrella body of more than 100,000 traders lamented that the insecurity has increased the poverty level of the region as well as increased the unemployment rate.

It also said the killings in agrarian area of Katsina and Zamfara states led to most of the farmers abandoning the area and presently becoming IDPs which is a threat to food security.

It added that the insecurity has practically killed the business activities of the region as most customers that come from various states across the country and neighbouring countries dread coming to any of the northern states especially Kano, Kaduna, Zamfara and Katsina to transact business for fear of been attacked.

The action according to the statement looks like an orchestrated plan to keep deepening the poverty of the region considering recent happenings in the country.

The association also described the act to bringing down the economy of the region with the action of the Central Bank of Nigeria with instruction to commercial banks to freeze the account of some of its members without any reason over 6 months ago.

The group appealed to the federal government and stakeholders to immediately attend to these and other problems, so as to bring the region out of this quagmire.

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