Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Arewa youths to react following condemnation trailing their 90days quit notice issued to the Igbos after their meeting

<img src=" Arewa-youths-to-react-following-the-condemnation-trailing-their-90days-quit-notice-issued-to-the-Igbos-after-their-meeting .gif" alt=" Arewa youths to react following the condemnation trailing their 90days quit notice issued to the Igbos after their meeting > </p>

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum in expressed displeasure in response to Governor El-Rufai’s statement condemning them and ordering for their arrest from their communiqué issued after their press conference held in Kaduna demanding that the Igbos leave the northern states within three months.  

It has been reported that a group named, the Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY) on Tuesday, June 6, issued a communiqué ordering the Igbo people residence in the north to leave Northern states within three months.

It was gathered that the group also urged northern people residence in the south-eastern states of the country to as a matter of urgency prepared to come back to their respective states.

The group (Coalition of Northern Youths) threatened that from the October 1, 2017, it will commence action to prove to the whole world that the north was no longer part of any federal union that should do with the Igbos.

The Kaduna State Governor, El-Rufai on Wednesday, June 7 in response to the group threat, ordered the arrest and prosecution of the signatories to the quit notice.

“Kaduna state government takes exception to the fact that the “northern youths” did their irresponsible press conference in Kaduna. This government has been consistent in taking action to punish hate speech and incitement". 

"People who may feel unhappy about irresponsible comments or actions that have taken place in other states must know that two wrongs cannot make a right, and they cannot use our state to do or say things that threaten the peace."

However, Premium Times reports that in spite of the state government’s order, the group had called for yet another meeting to discuss the way forward.

The coordinator of the group, Abdulaziz Suleiman described the reaction of Governor El-Rufai as disappointing. Abdulaziz further said; “We are presently meeting to decide on how best to react.”

He maintained by saying; “Personally, I am disappointed with some of our leaders. These types of threats were issued against the Fulani recently and no governor from the South came out to condemn it.”

Meanwhile, Walid Jibrin, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party had condemned the quit notice giving to the Igbos by the group, saying that the Igbos have helped to develop the economy.

Walid further said; “The Igbo are very liberal people who have contributed in no small measure to developing the economy of the North. There is no community, ward or town where you’ll not see an Igbo race living peacefully with the people”.

He said; “Igbo and the South-South people have always being the allies of the North since independence. Any action that will lead Nigeria to a civil war should never be entertained especially now that Nigeria needs unity from everyone.”

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