Arewa Youths, Ndigbo Meet Over Quit Notice
Some northern youths and members of the Arewa coalition have met with some Ndigbo over the quit notice issued to all Nigerians of Igbo extraction living in the 19 northern states to vacate the region before October 1.
The meeting held on Friday in Kano was attended by Igbo leaders from the 19 northern states and Abuja.
At the end of the meeting a 10-man committee was set up to look into the quit notice which Arewa youth issued to the Igbo in the north.
The committee, made up of five northern and south-eastern representatives each, was given 72 hours to produce an acceptable position on the quit notice.
Members of the committee include Boniface Ibekwe, Chi Nwogu, Chris Nnoli, Ngozi Nwaiwe and Magnus Ihejirika, representing the Igbo, while the northern representatives are Abdullahi Utoro, Abba Bukar, Dauda Shamakari and Ado Mohammed.
Isa Tijjani, facilitator of the meeting, said the committee had the mandate to issue a road map towards addressing contentious issues.
The meeting comes barely 24 hours after the Arewa group said it’s earlier eviction order stands.