Igbos Must Leave: Northern Elders Back Arewa Youths
Should there be a better indication that Nigeria truly is on the brink of break-up?
While condemnation continues to trail the recent call by some northern youths that Igbos in their zone should leave within three months, the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), has said the youths have their support.
On Friday, the group officially expressed support for the Kaduna Declaration.
The forum expressed “disappointment” with the Northern Governors’ Forum for disowning the youth groups.
Prof. Ango Abdullahi, the NEF spokesperson told newsmen in Zaria on Friday, that it was hypocritical for the Igbos to continue to live in other parts of the country while agitating for Nigeria’s break up.
Ango said: “I am disappointed in the decision taken by Northern Governors’ Forum disowning and condemning the agitation by this young agile and progressive youth groups.
“Let me ask, these Northern governors, whom are they representing, are they representing spirits, ghost or people of the north?
“Recently, people from eastern part of this country, specifically Igbo, were busy calling for the Sovereign State of Biafra and from all indication their leaders including governors are behind them.”
According to him, whoever feels Nigeria “is not conducive for him” let him quit, adding that what the northern youth groups did was not a sin.