Any Kogi, Benue Resident Who Supports IPOB’s Sit-at-home, Closes Shops Should Be Punished – Arewa Forum

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has kicked towards the attraction by the Indigenous People Of Biafra for the Middle Belt folks to hitch its sit-at-home marketing campaign.

In an announcement by Yerima Shettima, the Arewa Youths National President, the group stated the Northern area is not going to be a celebration to “a deliberate, politically-motivated plan to undermine or worsen the nation’s current security challenges.”.

Any Kogi, Benue Resident Who Supports IPOB’s Sit-at-home, Closes Shops Should Be Punished – Arewa Forum 2

The AYCF said the North had come a long way in understanding the use of constitutional and democratic means of channelling legitimate grievances, and could not therefore, be a party to any undemocratic move.

The group added that since the governors of the South-East seem to be satisfied with the activities of IPOB, “we hope they are going to proceed with the sit-at-home for an additional ten years and we want them the easiest of luck. We know the South-East is IPOB’s dwelling however exporting their actions to the North will likely be confronted with large resistance from all lovers of peace within the North”.

It called on northern governors to take punitive measures against anyone sympathising with activities of IPOB.

It added, “We name on Northern Governors to step up motion in an effort to guarantee this outlawed terror gang referred to as IPOB doesn’t infiltrate the area. We additionally count on the governors to make sure that any Northerner who shuts down his store in solidarity with IPOB, ought to have that store sealed ceaselessly.

“And for the avoidance of doubt, we is not going to fold our arms and watch the North get additional destabilised by a violent technique, whether or not in Kogi, Benue, Plateau, Niger or any state in Northern Nigeria as a result of our palms are already full with challenges of insecurity and we’re praying fervently day and evening to search out lasting peace.”

AYCF additionally condemned what it described as using killings and arson to press dwelling a requirement that the democratic course of in existence must handle.

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Any Kogi, Benue Resident Who Supports IPOB’s Sit-at-home, Closes Shops Should Be Punished – Arewa Forum

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