As Nigerians grapple with terrorism, insecurity and other vices that keep diving the country, the youths who are the major victimsof the sins of their fathers, should be doing everything possible to unite the country but some misguided youths in the Northern part of the country, under the aegis of Arewa Youth Development Foundation, has called on all Non-Northerners living in those parts to leave within two weeks or face their wrath.
The ultimatum was contained in a statement read and jointly signed by the group’s National President, Aliyu Usman and Secretary, Comrade Alfred Solomon, during a courtesy call by the group to the new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, in his palace.
According to the group, their call was necessary because they have lost confidence in the unity of the country and also alleged that:
For the past four years, a policy of direct subjugation of the north and its people had been pursued by the Federal Government and its agencies, in collaboration with various governments in the south.
The alleged crackdown on Northerners in the name of Boko Haram, the recent arrest of all Imams of Juma’at Mosques in Abia State, the arrest of northern traders, the happenings at the national confab, among others issues, are regretable.
In the event that all the resolution failed, we call on all northerners to rise and support agitations for a peaceful dissolution of this union called Nigeria, for every region to go its own way.
Do you think the Northern youths are right in their call?