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Quit Notice: 'Don't Go, You're Safe In The North' - Arewa Youths Leader begs Igbos


Quit Notice: 'Don't Go, You're Safe In The North' - Yerima, Arewa Youths Leader begs Igbos
Yerima Shettima, the leader of a coalition of Northern groups, who gave Igbo in the North October 1 deadline to vacate the region has withdraw the quit order.

Mr. Yerima recently pleaded with the Igbo people in the North no to go, assuring them that hey are safe and they should relax and go to their normal business activities.

He disclosed this in an interview with Daily Sun, according to him, what pushed him to give the order at first place is the issue of Biafra led by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

"My recent decision was borne out of frustration with this young man who goes around abusing my identity, my community, my people, undermining a country called Nigeria, Mr. Yerima said.

According to him, the quit order has proven that not every Igbo are in support of Kanu's Biafra struggle.

"If we had not come out with a statement we probably not have realized that a lot of Igbo are not in support of Biafra.

"You can now see that we have reduced the entire IPOB struggle to nothing but a fraud. So now to an extent it is a plus for the Nigerian government.

"Events and time have changed the mindset of the northerner, not even me who represents their interest. A lot of them have realized that truly this young man does not speak for the entire Igbo.

"Igbos should stay. You can quote me; they are safe in the North.

"No, they shouldn’t go. They should relax. Officially, we will make an announcement to that effect because it is a collective thing. So they can rest assured of their safety and security God willing.

"We have no problems with the Igbo living in the North, but there are certain things we need to put in place so that officially at the level of the coalition we can make that statement.


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