The Arewa Youth Consultative Discussion board, AYCF, has stated these agitating for Nigeria’s disintegration ought to be decisively handled.
Yerima Shettima, Nationwide President of the AYCF, made the comment whereas backing President Muhammadu Buhari’s resolution to take care of agitators like Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, and Sunday Igboho.
Buhari had issued the risk throughout his speech to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence Day anniversary.
The President had vowed to go after violent agitators like Kanu and Igboho, who threaten
the cooperate existence of Nigeria.
Nonetheless, talking solely with DAILY POST, Shettima stated these whose agitations are endangering the lives of Nigerians ought to be handled in keeping with Buhari’s directive.
He described Kanu as a blind man who’s main IPOB right into a dying lure.
Faulting the violent strategy of IPOB, Shettima identified that the Motion for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, go about their agitation peacefully with out endangering the lives of Nigerians.
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FGAccording to Shettima: “All of us are victims of the society in the present day in someway, so if, one thing goes improper, you don’t must behave irregular. Once you take a look at the state of affairs on floor and suppose the one approach out is to turn into violent on the expense of individuals’s lives, then such agitation just isn’t value it.
“Sure, sure issues went improper and we additionally, in Northern a part of the nation have suffered the identical downside. The truth is, we’ve even suffered greater than the place the agitation is coming from.
“Can the state of affairs in the present day within the Northwest or Northeast be in comparison with the realities within the Southwest and Southeast? The reply is not any. For over twenty years now, we’ve been affected by one hassle to a different. From poverty to marginalization to deprivation and so forth. Even at that, we by no means deemed it essential to take up arms in opposition to the state; so, irrespective of the way you take a look at it, their approaches are improper.
“Don’t we’ve different teams agitating, like MASSOB? Do you see MASSOB endangering the lives of harmless residents of the Southeast? The reply is not any. Was it not from MASSOB IPOB broke out and is led by that blind man who places the lives of individuals at risk? MASSOB goes about their calls for that are very real by their considering and feeling.
“MASSOB has stated she actually believes that the Southeast is being marginalized and if Nigeria can tackle a few of this injustice meted on them, they’re keen to come back again and construct the nation. Nonetheless, the IPOB’s strategy by this their blind chief who’s main them to dying zone is improper, and two wrongs can’t make a proper.
“Taking a look at this example, you possibly can’t remedy issues with issues. We think about the nation regardless of the shortcomings. We consider some days we are going to flip issues round as an alternative of balkanizing the nation within the identify of agitation. Most of these agitators are younger components who ought to come collectively and construct a synergy inside themselves that will struggle in opposition to these oppressing them.
“Anyone discovered disobeying the legislation of the land ought to be handled decisively; no one is above the legislation. In the event you balkanize the nation, the place will you go to? You may’t be an American citizen, you’ll nonetheless stay a Nigerian. In the event you balkanize right here, the place will you run to? You’re a refugee wherever you run to.
“We suffered in the course of the warfare and we are able to’t return there once more. If there’s a approach we are able to amend what occurred prior to now to make sure that the warfare by no means occurred, we’d have completed that. It has occurred and all we want now could be to forgive ourselves and transfer ahead. We will’t proceed to mirror on that and anticipate to make progress.
“All people suffered for that, so is that the place they need us to return to now that there’s arms proliferation? We will’t survive a second warfare, so Nigerians should study to remain collectively. We will agitate with out endangering the lifetime of anyone.
“The assertion coming from the president reveals he’s a pacesetter and folks ought to know that we aren’t in Banana Republic. I’m not an advocate of the president, neither am I within the authorities however a sufferer of the society and I lead a gaggle of people who find themselves already victims.”
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