A coalition of Northern Youth groups tagged, “The Kaduna Declaration”, which gave all Igbos residing in any part of North three months to relocate to their places of origin, has reversed the threat.
In a u-turn on Wednesday, Comrade Yerima Shettima, President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, and Isaac Balami, Arewa Consultative Forum Congress’ President, appealed to Nigerians not to panic.
In a video footage released online, Balami said the Northern groups had observed how the issue was “being discussed globally.”
He said the groups will create a platform to discuss the outrage and condemnation trailing the eviction threat.
His words: “This is not the time for us to discuss separation. We need to come together. Arewa is know for peace.
“It is obvious that the initial approach was not the best. We need to work together as a nation
“I want to tell Nigerians living at home and in diaspora that there is hope. This nation is going no where.
“Shettima here wants to assure that everything that he has done was in good faith. This is one Nigeria and we are going nowhere.”