October 1: Kaduna Gets Nod To Arrest Northern Youths
Even though the quit notice has been withdrawn, the Kaduna State government has gotten a bench warrant from a court to arrest members of the Coalition of Northern Youths.
The group includes the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum led by Shettima Yerima.
In July, it gave all Igbo resident in the 19 states of the North a three-month ultimatum to quit or be forced out from October 1, 2017.
They also asked all northerners resident in the South-East to get prepared and return to the North.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai had earlier ordered the arrest of the principal actors who signed the ‘Kaduna declaration.’
The declaration was signed by Nastura Ashir Sharif (Arewa Citizens Action for Change); Ambassador ShettimaYerima (Arewa Youth Consultative Forum); Aminu Adam (Arewa Youth Development Foundation); Alfred Solomon (Arewa Students Forum); and Abdul-Azeez Suleiman (Northern Emancipation Network) as well as Joshua Viashman (Northern Youth Vanguard).
However, on Thursday, the state government obtained a bench warrant from the court to arrest those that issued the quit notice.
Addressing a press conference at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna, one of the governor's aides, Samuel Aruwan, gave an assurance that all non-indigenes resident in the state are safe.
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