In what was termed “Kaduna Declaration”, some Northern Nigeria youths in Kaduna on Tuesday issued a warning to all Igbos resident in the North to leave within three months.
The youths asked all Northerners in the South East to leave the geo-political zone. They warned that as from October 1, which is Nigeria’s Independence Day, they will unleash what they termed “Visible actions” in order to prove that they no more part a union that include the Igbos.
Among the groups that endorsed the declaration are: Arewa Citizens Actions for Change, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Arewa Youth Development Foundtion, Arewa Students Forum and Northern Emancipation Network.
As reported by Sahara Reporters, The group “cited as reason for their decision the pro-Biafran activities of some Igbo, centred around the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), saying their latest action and similar confrontational conducts “amount to a brutal encroachment on the rights of those termed as non-indigenous people residing and doing lawful businesses in those areas illegally demarcated and defined as Biafra by the Igbo.”
The groups called the Igbos “Ungrateful and uncultured people who have exhibited reckless disrespect for the other federating units and stained the integrity of the entire nation with their insatiable criminal obsessions”
They said that rather than certain sections holding the whole country to ransom at every stage, each should be allowed to go its own way.
They warned the government that as from October 1, they will embark on what they called “peaceful and safe mop-up of all the remnants of the stubborn Igbos that neglect to heed this quit notice,” towards “finally eject them from every part of the North.”
Full details of the article could be read up from Sahara Reporters where the original article appeared.