- The President Igbo Youths Forum (IYF), Comrade Kenneth Emeh, in his reaction to Arewa quit notice said the Ndigbo are not the problem of the North
- Emeh said northerners' problem is self inflicted because Igbos did not ask them not to go to school
- He also said that it's obvious that President Muhammadu Buhari is solidly behind the Northerners
The President Igbo Youths Forum (IYF), Comrade Kenneth Emeh, has lambasted the Directorate of State Security (DSS) and the Nigerian police for not arresting the leaders of Arewa youths over the threat of quit notice to Ndigbo.
Emeh made this known in Onitsha, the Anambra state commercial centre where he enjoined Ndigbo in the North to as matter of utmost urgency to start coming back home.
According to Emeh, their coming back home would make them to join in the working for the referendum preparatory for the eventual exit from Nigeria, Daily Times reports.
He declared that if such statement had come from the Youths of other regions, especially the South East DSS and police would have arrested a lot of youths.
The President Igbo Youths Forum however said it’s unfortunate that the security agency appeared helpless because such a statement came from the North.
NAIJ.com gathered that Emeh in his remark condemned the response from the Northern leaders and said that the youths were carrying their mandate, calling Igbo leaders courageous for the challenges ahead.
He said: “They met at Arewa House, the official conference centre of the North , to show you the whole thing has the stamp of authority of the Northern leaders.
‘’And where was the DSS? If it is in the East DSS would have arrested the youths that is if they would allow the meeting to hold. But the North is sacrosanct.’’
He however described the call by the Coalition of Northern Youths for Ndigbo to leave Northern state as “treasonable felony''.
He said: 'The youth leader or Ndigbo is not the problem of the North.
‘Their problem is self –inflicted. We did not ask them not to go to school. It is clear that this our union is not working. And it has to be dissolved.
‘’This marriage of inconvenience cannot work. Since Nigeria has rejected us, we can’t reject ourselves. The president is behind them.
‘’He unleashed Herdsmen on Nigerians and that is why nobody has been arrested. The president is solidly behind them”.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Coalition of Arewa youths that issued a quit notice to Igbos residing in the north, is set to reconsider their stand. According to the report, this is due to the recent position of southeast leaders who condemned the Biafra agitation in the South-east.
Alhaji Shettima Yerima, the president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), one of the youth groups that issued the ultimatum, was quoted as saying they were pleased that the Igbo leaders strongly condemned the pro-Biafra agitators.
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