October 1: Eschew violence, embrace peace, YAF advises Nigerian youths

October 1: Eschew violence, embrace peace, YAF advises Nigerian youths 2

By Adesina Wahab

A coalition below the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), on Thursday suggested Nigerian youths to not enable themselves for use by some aggrieved individuals and teams to instigate violence and trigger troubles within the nation below the guise of protesting in opposition to perceived injustices.

YAF additionally kicked in opposition to the deliberate ‘lockdown or sit-at-home’ by some Yoruba teams scheduled to start from Monday, subsequent week, in solidarity with the Indigenous People of Biafra’s sit-at-home motion within the South-East.  

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YAF warned that such deliberate protests and lockdown are aimed toward bringing down the nation and the incumbent administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Forum said this in opposition to the backdrop of plans by some teams to hold out protests throughout the nation in opposition to the Federal Government on October 1 and the plan to start the deliberate sit-at-home in solidarity with IPOB from subsequent Monday.

YAF National Coordinator, Adeshina Animashaun, gave this warning at a press convention in Lagos to mark the 61st Independence anniversary celebrations.

Animashaun said that Nigerian youths must be cautious and vigilant to keep away from unknowingly aiding or taking part in violent actions below the aegis of unpatriotic teams and people claiming to be championing their rights to protest and agitate for Nigeria’s dismemberment.

YAF warned that partaking in such actions, willingly or unwillingly, might have severe penalties for them as they may very well be unknowingly aiding terrorism below a unique guise cloaked as patriotic actions.

The Forum, subsequently, urged Nigerian youths and residents to go joyfully have fun the nation’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday, October 1 and go about their regular enterprise from Monday, October 4, 2021 by refusing to partake in any disruptive and harmful sit-at-home actions.

The Forum coordinator additional suggested conventional rulers within the nation to counsel youths of their domains to embrace peace, eschew violence and to not enable themselves to be cajoled into becoming a member of unlawful protests and sit-at-home motion organised by teams, people and aggrieved politicians pretending to be agitating for a greater Nigeria.

It additionally suggested dad and mom to warn their kids of the implications of crime and treason that their participation in such unlawful actions might deliver upon them.

YAF added, “The people of every nation collectively determine their own destiny, but the clever the people, the better the fate of their country. We as Nigerians hold the destiny of our dear fatherland in our hands and whatever we do with it determines our collective destiny.

“It is against this backdrop that YAF appeals to teeming Nigerian youths not to allow themselves to be used by some aggrieved Nigerians and failed politicians to foment trouble, especially on such a red letter day our dear country will be celebrating our cherished freedom from colonial rule.

“YAF is aware of plans by some aggrieved groups and individuals to violate the laws of the country on October 1, 2021, and from Monday, October 4, 2021, by carrying out illegal and unwarranted protests and so-called sit-at-home against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for whatever reasons best known to them and their sponsors.

“We want to warn that such protests are likely to result in violence and wanton destruction of lives and property, which our nation can ill-afford at a period all Nigerian citizens should be joyous and celebrating,” he mentioned.

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