The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, CFR, NPOM, NPM, mni, today 28th January 2015 charged Nigerian youths to refuse being used as political thugs by politicians, stating that the youths are leaders of tomorrow of our great nation, hence they should distance themselves from all acts capable of impacting negatively on their personality and that of the country.
The IGP made these remarks while receiving the executive of Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) led by its National President, Mr. Gambo I. Gujungu who came on a courtesy call on the IGP at the Force Headquarters.
The AYF National President expressed the determination of its members to work towards violence-free general elections.
The AYF thereafter decorated the IGP with the "Exemplary Leadership Award".
The IGP equally charged the executive to sensitize other youths in the country on the need to fully participate in community policing activities in their areas.
He gave the Nigerian youths assurance of his support for every peace initiative on National development they may embark on, just as he reiterated that the strategies put in place by the Police to ensure violence-free general elections in February 2015 are being implemented