Quit notice: Arewa youths tender apology to Ndigbo three years after

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has tendered apology to Ndigbo over their earlier quit notice order.

This came three years after the order was issued to Ndigbo resident in the Northern Nigeria.

The national president of the group, Alhaji Shettima Yerima, tendered the apology when he led a group of Northern youth leaders on a visit to Mr Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafran Independent Movement (BIM) in Owerri on Friday.

Yerima said that he came to sue for peace among the Igbo and Northerners, so that the two tribes can live in harmony any where in the country.

While explaining further on the quit notice, Yerima said that the group regretted the inconveniences the order caused Ndigbo living in the North during the period.

Besides, he disclosed that the intention of the quit notice was to expose corrupt Igbo leaders and not to instigate crises among the two ethnic groups, assuring that henceforth, AYCF would protect the interest and security of the Igbo in the North.

“Some elements are working against the unity of Igbo in the North that is why we issued the quit order, but now we want to prove to the world that the two races are still together.

“I came to preach peace and unity and peaceful co-existence between the Igbo and Northerners because we see everybody in the country as one.

“Our earlier position on Igbo in the North is regretted, we are suing for peace that will usher in peaceful co-existence and I guarantee security of Igbo in the North.

In his response, Uwazuruike commended Yerima for the bold step he took to sue for peace.
He said he would ensure that Northerners are not harassed or intimidated in Imo and warned that any attack on the Northerners in Imo will be repealed.

Recall that Arewa youths had in 2017 issued a quit notice order for Ndigbo living in the North to vacate the area.

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