Youths in their thousands yesterday took to the streets of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to show solidarity with Nigerian troops currently launching a massive operation against Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast.
The youths hinged their solidarity rally on the need to constantly appreciate the current efforts of Nigerian troops in north-east Nigeria as well as encourage them to do more.
The coordinator of the group, Mr Olatunde Martins, explained that the rally was meant to re-awaken the spirit of camaraderie among Nigerian youth and national institutions across the country.
A cross section of the youth, who spoke to journalists said they volunteered to show the troops that they were not alone in the war against terror.
The young men and women, drawn from various parts of Oyo State yet united by a common zeal, converged on the ever busy Mokola and marched on distributing flags to passersby and explaining their mission – which is to encourage the gallant soldiers fighting terror and remind them that their labour is not in vain.
Mr. Martins noted that the support initiative would continue in other parts of the south-west states in the coming days.