Arewa Youths Assembly has given Yorubas in the North 72 hours to leave the north.
News Mail Nigeria reports that the Arewa Youth Assembly gave this order in reaction to the statement credited to Sunday Igboho on Wednesday, March 18.
Sunday Igboho was quoted saying that its time for the actualization of Yoruba Nation.
Sahara Reporters quoted Igboho as saying
“Starting from now, we don’t want herdsmen in our land to disturb our farms again. If we meet any killer herdsmen, we are going to face and destroy them.
If any police attack us for that, we are ready for them. We don’t want Nigeria again, but Yoruba nation. There is no essence for one Nigeria when major resources in the country are in the hands of the northerners.
Enough is enough, no going back… we are not scared of anybody; these killer herders are taking over our land and they are killing us”
Mohammed Salihu Danlami, the speaker of the Arewa Youth Assembly asked Igboho to move all the Yoruba indigenes out of the north within 72 hours.
“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, that they will no longer accommodate and accept the presence of Northerners.
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.
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,” the statement read in part
The youth organization said it remains a law-abiding civil youth organization but will not watch innocent Nigerians threatened by people who do not have regards for the law.