Arewa group insist Igbos must leave Northern Nigeria

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF)

Despite nationwide condemnation, threat of arrest, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, have said that the threat of arrest by the government of Kaduna State will not stop them from insisting that people of Igbo extraction should leave the north.

Recall that a group, a coalition of Arewa group insisted that Igbos must leave the 19 Northern Nigeria within three months.

Mr. Abdulaziz, the National Coordinator of Northern Emancipation Network, NEN, said contrary to the position by Kaduna State government, they are not advocating violence.

“Our declaration did not mention violence at all. The Igbo have consistently insisted that they don’t want to be in Nigeria, let them therefore, go back to their places

“They don’t believe in Nigeria, so, we also don’t believe in them,” he said.

Mr. Suleiman also accused Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State of playing politics over the matter.

“Where was El Rufai when the Igbos gave the Fulani ultimatum to leave their areas?

“Where was he when over 500 northerners were killed in Ile Ife? These people just politicise everything.

“Because he wants to run for President, he chose to ignore his people and appease the Igbo? Goodluck to him,” he said.






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