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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai orders arrests persons that threatened Igbos

The Kaduna State Government has ordered the arrest of all the youths that had a meeting at the Arewa House in the state yesterday, where they ordered Igbos in the region to leave on or before October 1st this year.

The Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, in a the statement released by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, said that the state government strongly condemns the inciting, hate speech delivered by the self-appointed “northern youths” seeking to target and violate the rights of our citizens of Igbo extraction.


The 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. El-Rufai has therefore ordered the arrest, investigation and prosecution of the signatories to the statement.

“The Kaduna State Government condemns in the strongest terms the press statement by some self-appointed “northern youths” that threatened the safety and property of our citizens of Igbo extraction. Government assures every resident of our state that their constitutional and human rights to live peacefully and own property wherever they choose is sacrosanct. Even 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.

The Kaduna State Government believes in and will uphold the right of every Nigerian to live safely and develop his/her full potentials within its territory. Reckless disregard for the rights of other citizens drips through the press statement by these “northern youths” who have chosen to use the discourse around restructuring to promote their own agenda of hate, division and incitement. This sort of opportunists cannot be allowed to distort debate, or turn it into a pretext for a barely-disguised agenda of displacement and dispossession of some citizens. We will not tolerate such irresponsible statements and conduct in our state.

The statement issued by the “northern youths” violates the laws of Kaduna State. Therefore, the Kaduna State Government has directed that its Ministry of Justice should prepare charges and prosecute the signatories and anyone complicit in arranging this egregious assault on the rights of fellow citizens. Preparatory to prosecution, the police have been directed to immediately arrest, interrogate the signatories to the statement and investigate all the circumstances and persons that may be implicated in the matter.

The Kaduna State Government urges all residents to ignore the threats from the “northern youths”. We are in contact with the leadership of the Igbo community in Kaduna, and we delighted to say that this community, like all our other communities, believes in the strength of the constitutional order to protect all citizens. KDSG wishes to encourage all our people to celebrate the diversity with which the Almighty has blessed us, to continue to shun agents of division, and to stand firm in upholding a common humanity. Everyone has a right to live in peace and harmony.”

18 comments:

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Amos Mohammed said...

Come to our face and act like what's the meaning of that and then go behind and instigate. We know them.

Anonymous said...

not interested to read dis rubbish,what he did to that guy that ....let him do to these ones oooo, else( my comment base on the head line

Anonymous said...

sorry who u dey support?

PIKALORD said...

Come to think of it, These Northern Youths are the so-called leaders of tomorrow. So Mr Brother tell me, Where is the love? Where are we heading to? With a possibility of a Northern President in the future

Anonymous said...

Elrufia the devil, we the Igbo youth reject your statement, Hausa people you would hear from us.

sheezee said...

If na Audu Maikori him for don send DSS alrdy by now to arrest him.We are watching u Governor Nasir

Anonymous said...

Mr governor, u are not in the position to decide if Nigeria will devide or not. Let the people decide. Nigeria must device . enough of these greedy old politicians deceit. If you arest area youth leader , you know the consequences.. Northerners don't take shit like the southerners. Just try arrest any of them. You will be the one that start the violence. Useless government.

Anonymous said...

Kanu started all this... He should be the one arrested first

soul child said...

I don't trust any one. This is just for publicity. Until I hear those at the meeting were arrested, all of this na acting.

The guys are chilling in their homes and relaxing. Arrest ko, kidnap ni 😠

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oiza said...

Elrufai we all know this is a stage act.. Because you are part of those supporting these animalistic behavior of your people, if not they wouldn't have the right to be given rules... U are aware of it and as a matter of fact you are part of the initiators! Stupid northerners

tomstar said...

You are fooling yourself man. Northerners get this in your brain this country will dived someday.

Anonymous said...

Love your neighbour as yourself.

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Anonymous said...

Hyprocracy in its totality. The same man that is ready to kill all the Igbos is here claiming innocent.

anonymous said...

The north are ready for the second Genocide of the Igbos after 50 years. But 50 years have passed and the Igbos and other regions have changed in many things. People should realise that any war on the land now might include different types of weapons being used. Nuclear, chemical and biological warfare. Nobody know how the war would go. So those beating the drum of war should know that no group of people has Monopoly over VIOLENCE. The north, excluding all southerner and middle Belters should thread with caution.

Anonymous said...

Even if the northern youths send the Igbo's parking,am not ready to send my hausa staffs at my village home away,because he is like a family
to me.

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