The Arewa Youth Assembly, has on Thursday, given Sunday Igboho, 72-hours to move his fellow Yoruba people from the North, or it will be forced to take necessary actions, by personally taking the responsibility of getting them back home.
The group said: “We are hereby giving him the ultimatum of 72-hours to move his people out, or we will be forced to take necessary actions, by personally taking the responsibility of getting his people back home.”
Mohammed Salihu Danlami, the Speaker of the Arewa Youth Assembly, in a statement, noted that the entity of Nigeria is non-negotiable, and called on all Stakeholders in the country, to reject anything that would cause confusion in the land.
He added: “One Mr. Sunday Igboho issued a Press statement in which he was quoted as saying enough is enough, that the time for Yoruba nation is now, they will no longer accommodate and accept the presence of Northerners.
“This is despite the fact that the Constitution of the country has made it crystal clear that any Nigerian can live in any part of the country, irrespective of his or her religious and tribal placements.”
The Arewa Youth disclosed that it still affirms its position as a law-abiding civil youth organisation, that notwithstanding, it would not fold its arm and watch innocent Nigerians being threatened by individuals who clearly have no regard and respect for the law, like Mr. Sunday Igboho.
“Since it is Igboho who wants his people out of the North, to form a Yoruba nation, we will make it easy for him, by asking Mr. Igboho to provide a means of transportation to convey his people to the South West.”
It noted that Igboho has continuously threatened the lives and property of Northerners residing in the South-West, for no reason, adding that, “we have kept quiet for the sake of peace, and for respect of the laws of our country, but as Mr. Igboho rightly said, enough is enough”.
The group called on the Northern Elders, Traditional Rulers, and all Security Agencies, to support them in accomplishing the task of evacuating the Yorubas out of the 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, by making it a very peaceful exercise devoid of loss of lives and destruction of properties, or hijack by hoodlums, to prevent the re-occurrence of the EndSARS protests.