The Arewa Youth Consultative Discussion board, AYCF, has expressed concern over what they referred to as the “nonchalant angle” of governors of Southern elements of the nation, notably Abia and Rivers, on the killing of Northerners and destruction of their companies and belongings.
This was contained in a press release signed by the AYCF’s Nationwide President, Yerima Shettima after its emergency assembly in Kaduna.
The individuals famous that except the Southern governors assume that the lives of Northerners don’t matter, saying that they’ve an obligation to compensate the households of these killed in Abia and Rivers for committing no fault.
The group lamented that the most recent spherical of wanton assaults on Northerners and destruction of their companies, together with multimillion naira value of vehicles loaded with items.
The discussion board expressed concern over the razing of markets the place Northerners are the bulk, stressing that the assaults are both a deliberate provocation or probably a deliberate of ethnic cleaning agenda.
AYCF reiterated that the Nigerian structure ensures the free motion and interactions amongst the citizenry, with out let or hindrance.
Consequently, the discussion board calls for that the governors of the affected states the place harmless Northern merchants and businessmen had been attacked for no purpose ought to do the needful.
It stated Nigeria as a nation has handed that stage the place organized assault on any ethnic group would undoubtedly be resisted by women and men of conscience.
The Discussion board additionally urged the civil society to rise to the event by drawing the eye of all related authorities and stakeholders to what they referred to as “brazen” assaults on harmless Northerners in Abia and Port Harcourt.
The discussion board famous that if nothing is finished to deal with the wanton killings and destruction of Northerners companies and belongings in Abia and Port Harcourt, they shall resort to all authorized and constitutional processes to make sure that the legislation takes its full course.
The discussion board seized the chance to remind the affected governors that Northerner lives matter and their systematic intimidation and assaults are uncivilised, provocative and completely unacceptable.