A group, Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN), says insurgents, bandits and other criminal groups are desperate to recruit youths into their folds because of heavy casualties they suffered from the military in 2021.
The group, in a statement on Wednesday by its publicity secretary, Salamatu Adebayo, described 2021 as a trying year for Nigeria.
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“We note that the criminal and insurgent groups have suffered more in the outgoing year as several of them have lost their lives.
“We, therefore, appeal to mothers to prevail on their husbands and children on the need to desist from having anything to do with the enemies of the country as the Armed Forces of Nigeria will come after them.
“We, MUN, are convinced that the Armed Forces of Nigeria under the leadership of Gen. LEO Irabor is on the right track to make the country safe for all.
“We urge women and all Nigerians to support and cooperate with the AFN in 2022 and beyond to make our country safer,’’ the group said.