We have not changed our mind on Oct 1 quit notice - Arewa Youth

Mr. Yarima Shettima, the president of the Arewa Youths Coalition forum (AYCF) has said that its group has not changed their mind in the Oct 1st quit notice served to Igbo people living in the Northern part of Nigeria.

Yerima stated this in an interview with Nigeria Tribune, he commended the Igbo leaders and the South-East, South-South governors over their stand against the agitation for Biafra been championed by Nnamdi Kanu led IPOB.

“We commend the steps taken by the governors of South-East, we have since expected the governors to do what they are doing now”. Yerima said.

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“What we saw the governors are doing is commendable; what the Ohanaeze and other organisations that came out to denounce the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are doing is commendable.

“Inasmuch as we appreciate the fact that it is their right to demand for self-determination, we are also saying, if you are asking for self-determination, there are certain procedures to go about it.

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“Inasmuch as we know that Nigeria is part and parcel of that international charter by United Nations and signatory to it, the constitution has equally not made any room for self-determination. We thank God now that they are seeing these things and acting the way they are supposed to do.

“We are also reviewing our own situation. We are going to have a meeting soon with other leaders of the coalition and come out with a clear position of things and what we intend to do in order to move forward.

“But I am not saying we have completely removed the earlier condition, that they should leave the North. 

“However, the fact of the matter still remains that one, we are not violent. Secondly, we intend also to explore all necessary avenues and ensure that, at the end of the day, things are being done in accordance with the law. Yerima added.

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