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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Ultimatum to Igbos: Northern Governors disown Arewa Youths, call for their arrest

Governors of the 19 Northern States have disowned a coalition of Arewa Youths, who reportedly issued ultimatum to Igbos to vacate the northern part of Nigeria within three months or be forced to leave.

‎Borno Governor and Chairman of the Northern States Governors' Forum, Kashim Shettima spoke on behalf of his colleagues in Maiduguri on Wednesday evening.

The Governors said they are in touch with heads of their security agencies and have taken measures that will guarantee the rights of all Nigerians to live in the 19 States in the thre geo-political zones within the north.

The Governors also called on security agencies to arrest the youths and probe the motive behind the call, saying the call by the youths was a suspicious act that falls in line with recent trend of arms catch, coup rumours which may not be coincident.
"On behalf of the Governors of the 19 Northern States, we totally condemn such irresponsible pronouncements by those groups, we condemn, we disown, and we are totally distancing ourselves from those faceless groups who don’t have the mandate of the people of Northern Nigeria to make such loud pronouncements." Governor Shettima said. 

"Section 41, Subsection 1 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is very explicit in safeguarding the rights of all Nigerians to reside in any part of the country with no hindrance whatsoever. But then, ‎when you see a toad dancing in the broad daylight, the drummer is not far off from the main road. We wish to call on the security agencies to beam their lenses on these groups, and unearth the faces behind the mask. Some months back, there were cases of importation of arms, illegal importation of arms intercepted at the ports, then we started hearing rumours of a coup d’etat.
"Now, a group, or a bunch of groups that do not have the mandate of the people came up with remarks capable of destabilizing the north and the country as a whole. We are one nation tied to a common destiny, the governance of Northern Nigeria is not in alignment with those pronouncements, and we will take whatever measures that is necessary to safeguard the lives and properties of Nigerians living in any part of the North. I am in contact to most of my colleagues, and they all talking to heads of security establishments in their respective domains because we cannot afford to take chances. We cannot afford to toil with the destiny of this country.
"The 19 Northern Governors wish to call on our brothers of Igbo descent to remain calm and go about their legitimate businesses. Nobody can dare to intimidate, harass or dehumanize them in any of the 19 Northern States, our Governors will not allow that" Shettima said.

13 comments:

OSINANL said...

SMH…
Instead of these animal to discuss how to tackle their poverty, terrorism, illiteracy, hunger, underage marriage ravaging their region; they rather prefer to discuss people leaving their cursed land…

OSINANL said...

SMH…
Instead of these animal to discuss how to tackle their poverty, terrorism, illiteracy, hunger, underage marriage ravaging their region; they rather prefer to discuss people leaving their cursed land…

Anonymous said...

Exactly they need to be arrested and used a scape goats . How can yoiu say that in this day and age...lazy idiots.

Anonymous said...

Nice semantics abi nah rhetorics by the northern powers. By the way, which southerner/Igbo believes this cover up speech? When Ango Abdulahi and his ilk, elders of Arewa Consultative Group repeatedly make inflammatory statements against igbos in particular, without consequences, this is what it precipitates. Are the Arewa youths not following in the foot steps of their elders? QED@atm

Anonymous said...

let the Igbo go out of desert North, we are even tired of been in our nation them. make stay with their boko haram and isis

Bheem said...

Hope its not lip service?

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Story! Arrest arrest yet none has been arrested.

Long live LIB

Fidelis Azogu said...

The northern Governors and other polutical leaders all over the country are showing good leadership and wisdom in this trying times. This is quite commendable. People should guard their comments ad desist from making provocative statements. We also pray that our president returns in good health and strength to take control of things as the northern youths are taking political advantage of his absence to brew trouble.

anonymous said...

How long will it take to arrest such people. When it's a man that named his dog aisha our zealous police were quick to his arrest. Now let's see how long to pick these ones that are inciting trouble

anonymous said...

How long will it take to arrest such people. When it's a man that named his dog aisha our zealous police were quick to his arrest. Now let's see how long to pick these ones that are inciting trouble

Vivian Reginalds said...

NDI OSHI
MAD COWS!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

All these dirty thieving northern governors are hypocrites liars and murderers. Calling for arrest but nobody will be arrested, named, shamed or prosecuted. The same way no single boko haram or fulani herdsman has been caught or named. The same way not 1 of those daft Chibok girls can lead the army to 1 boko haram stronghold. Rubbish. Southerners should come back home so sensible people can isolate and embargo the north the way Saudi Arabia is punishing Qatar. Bunch of lying murderers.

Anonymous said...

Kaduna State Governor must be behind this attack on Igbos

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