UN Warns Arewa Youths Over Igbo Eviction Threat
Despite the support that Arewa youths got on Friday from northern elders’ forum, condemnations continue to trail the ultimatum for Ndigbo to vacate the north.
The latest comes from the world body, United Nations.
The UN has called on different ethnic tribes and groups in Nigeria to be more tolerant to ensure unity and peace in the country.
The UN resident coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said this in reaction to an ultimatum issued by northern youth groups calling for all Igbo people to leave northern Nigeria by October 1.
“We have to work together to resolve peacefully any concern that different groups in the country may have,” Kallon said in a statement.
“I am heartened by reactions of leaders from all over the country condemning this ultimatum.
“UN calls for tolerance and a spirit of togetherness in transparency to address the concerns of all the citizens in a peaceful manner,” the statement added.
He said this should be done in such a way that no one is left behind in the quest for sustainable development.
The coordinator specifically urged cultural and religious leaders to play their part in guiding the youth to settle differences peacefully.