Tuesday, 13 June 2017

'Nigeria will not tolerate Arewa Youths threats on Igbos' - Osinbajo reads riot act

Ag President Yemi Osinbajo
Nigeria's acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday warned that the Federal Government will take very seriously and prosecute any attempt by anyone to promote violence and disrupt the peace in the country.
The acting president read the riot act during a first consultative meeting on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with elders and leaders of thought in northern states.
Osinbajo's declaration comes against the backdrop of a recent ultimatum issued by a coalition of youths from the northern States known as Arewa youths to Igbos living in the North to vacate the region in three months which is coincidentally by October 1, 2017 the independence anniversary of the country.
He said the ultimatum by the group could not be ignored and would not be tolerated as the hate speeches could only create a never-ending crisis and a war situation.
The meeting which will be a broad series of consultations with other sections of religious leaders had in attendance, the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, chief of staff, service chiefs and other officials of government, Channels tv reports.
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Gov. Nasir el-Rufai
Immediately after the threat was issued a week ago, governor of Kaduna State Nasir el-Rufai told outraged Nigerians on national television that he had ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of those behind what has now come to be known as the Quit Notice.

  • However to date THE AFRICAN EYE can report that not a single one of them have been arrested. Instead they have continued to publicly trade words with regional social and political groups that have reacted to their illegal threat.

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