By Luminous Jannamike
Following the ugly homicide of former presidential adviser, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, arewa youths below the aegis of the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria, on Sunday, stated they’d declare the governor of Imo, Senator Hope Uzodinma, persona non grata, if he fails, after two weeks, to supply those that perpetrated the dastardly act.
Recall that six-armed bandits who rode in a Toyota Sienna intercepted, recognized and shot at Ahmed Gulak whereas on his approach to Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport in Imo.
However, the council in a press release by its nationwide president, Dr. Isa Abubakar-Sadiq, additionally lamented the spate of wanton killings and destruction of public properties within the southeast geopolitical zone, and charged the federal authorities to fulfil its constitutional obligation of offering safety for all.
The assertion reads partly, “The Imo State Governor should deliver the killers of Ahmad Gulak to Justice or we declare him non grata in your entire Northern soil.
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“It is so pathetic and saddening that the continued killings and lawlessness happening within the Southeastern a part of Nigeria has remained unabated.
“The authorities of Imo state should give an account of those that killed Gulak. The continued killing of Northerners and destruction of safety amenities within the State will now not be tolerated.
“The federal authorities should rise to its constitutional duty of defending lives and properties and should act appropriately to keep away from escalation of this growth right into a full-blown civil warfare.
“Government ought to take observe that we are going to not permit the killers of Ahmed Gulak to go unpunished and the governor, who’s the chief safety officer of the State, should deliver the folks concerned on this assassination to justice quickly.
“Let us state categorically that the Northern youths will do every thing inside their energy to power the federal government of Imo state to deliver the perpetrators of this crime to justice.
“The Imo governor and different Southeast governors ought to take observe that we will now not settle for the continued killing of Northerners of their area.
“Therefore, the governor of Imo has two weeks to investigate this killing, or we shall declare him persona non grata across the entire Northern soil,” he reiterated.
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