Despite 20 Years Of Suffering, North Has No Agitation To Destroy Nigeria – Arewa Forum

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has mentioned these agitating for Nigeria’s disintegration ought to be decisively handled.

Yerima Shettima, National President of the AYCF, made the comment in an interview with Daily Post. 

Despite 20 Years Of Suffering, North Has No Agitation To Destroy Nigeria – Arewa Forum 2

Shettima mentioned these whose agitations are endangering the lives of Nigerians ought to be handled consistent with Buhari’s directive.

Faulting the violent strategy of IPOB, Shettima identified that the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, go about their agitation peacefully with out endangering the lives of Nigerians.

Shettima mentioned, “All of us are victims of the society in the present day in by some means, so if, one thing goes unsuitable, you don’t should behave irregular. When you take a look at the scenario on floor and suppose the one means out is to grow to be violent on the expense of individuals’s lives, then such agitation shouldn’t be value it.

“Yes, sure issues went unsuitable and we additionally, in Northern a part of the nation have suffered the identical drawback. In truth, we’ve got even suffered greater than the place the agitation is coming from.

“Can the scenario in the present day within the North-West or North-East be in comparison with the realities within the South-West and South-East? The reply isn’t any. For over twenty years now, we’ve got been affected by one bother to a different. From poverty to marginalisation to deprivation and so forth, even at that, we by no means deemed it essential to take up arms towards the state; so, regardless of the way you take a look at it, their approaches are unsuitable.

“Don’t we’ve got different teams agitating, like MASSOB? Do you see MASSOB endangering the lives of harmless residents of the Southeast? The reply isn’t any. Was it not from MASSOB IPOB broke out and is led by that blind man who places the lives of individuals at risk? MASSOB goes about their calls for that are very real by their considering and feeling.

“MASSOB has mentioned it actually believes that the Southeast is being marginalised and if Nigeria can tackle a few of this injustice meted on them, they’re prepared to come back again and construct the nation. However, the IPOB’s strategy is unsuitable, and two wrongs can’t make a proper. 

“Looking at this case, you’ll be able to’t remedy issues with issues. We place confidence in the nation regardless of the shortcomings. We imagine some days we are going to flip issues round as an alternative of balkanising the nation within the title of agitation. Most of these agitators are younger components who ought to come collectively and construct a synergy inside themselves that might struggle towards these oppressing them.

“Anybody discovered disobeying the regulation of the land ought to be handled decisively; no person is above the regulation. If you balkanise the nation, the place will you go to? You can’t be an American citizen, you’ll nonetheless stay a Nigerian. If you balkanise right here, the place will you run to? You are a refugee wherever you run to.

“We suffered in the course of the struggle and we are able to’t return there once more. If there’s a means we are able to amend what occurred prior to now to make sure that the struggle by no means occurred, we’d have executed that. 

“Everybody suffered for that, so is that the place they need us to return to now that there’s arms proliferation? We can’t survive a second struggle, so Nigerians should study to remain collectively. We can agitate with out endangering the lifetime of anyone.”

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Despite 20 Years Of Suffering, North Has No Agitation To Destroy Nigeria – Arewa Forum

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