Dangerous Hostility: Arewa Youths Warn Non-Northerners To Leave The North In Two Weeks
konknaijaboy | On 17, Jul 2014
Southerners currently living in the North have been given a 2-week ultimatum to relocate to their respective states to make room for northerners who would be returning home.
This ultimatum was given by a group of Northern youths under the aegis of Arewa Youth Development Foundation.
According to Tribune report, this directive was contained in a statement read and jointly signed by the group’s national president, Mr Aliyu Usman and its secretary, Comrade Alfred Solomon, during a visit by the group to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, in his palace.
Citing instances like the arrest of all imams of Juma’at mosques in Abia State, the arrest of northern traders, the happenings at the National Confab, among others issues, the group described the recent clampdown on Northerners in the name of Boko Haram, as regrettable.
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The group alleged that for the past four years, a policy of direct subjugation of the north and its people had been pursued by the Federal Government and its agencies, in collaboration with various governments in the south.
“In the event that all the resolution failed, we call on all northerners to rise and support agitations for a peaceful dissolution of this union called Nigeria, for every region to go its own way,” the group said.
In his address to the visiting youths, the Emir of Kano said the youths should not forget it is a natural thing for people of different minds and cultural backgrounds to live in one entity called a nation.
He therefore advised the youths to imbibe the culture of peaceful coexistence.
Source: Nigerian Tribune