BREAKING: A Day After Osinbajo Vowed To Curb Hate Speech, Arewa Youths Say, No Going Back On Quit Notice To Ndigbo
The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (ACF) has said there was no going back on its quit notice it gave Igbo living in all northern states before October 1st.
The latest avowal of the group is coming on the heels of assurances by the Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, that the quit notice will be withdrawn.
National President of the Forum, Shettima Yerima, also said that it has sent “all the atrocities” of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the United Nations.
Yerima, who was accompanied by the chairman of the forum, Nastura Shariff, at a news conference in Kano State said that at no point in time did the group recant on its earlier injunction.
“We stand by our notice to Igbo but those who are interested in Nigeria can stay. But for those who are not interested, you can go,” he said.
“Our mission is for peace; the unity of Nigeria is being threatened by the current agitation from the Igbo and we want to make sure that those who are interested in Nigeria stay but those who are not interested should go.
“The purpose of town hall meeting in Kano is to review the early stand took and we are collecting views of people here from the north-west. We will also move to north-central and north-east on whether to maintain our position or reconsider it.
“That is why we told you that our quit notice still stands and our resolve that anybody who doesn’t want to stay in Nigeria should vacate our region still stands but we are not going to use force to actualize that. We will do it through peaceful means, this is because of the fact that one cannot be living with us and talking Biafra.
“We don’t have the right to force the people to go. So, we are using peaceful means because don’t have police and army.”