Arewa Youths Apologizes To Ndigbo Over Quit Notice Issued in 2017
A socio-cultural group known as the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has tendered an apology to Ndigbo over looses incured in 2017 when the group issues a ‘Quit Notice’ to Ndigbo ordering them to vacate the entire Northern part of the country.
The group tendered the apology through its President, Alhaji Yerima Shettima on Friday 20, August when he led some member Arewa Youth Consecutive Forum into a meeting with Leader of Biafran Independent Movement (BIM), Mr. Ralph Uwazuruike in Owerri.
Yerima in his words said the group has regretted their action, while stating that the 2017 Quit Notice was political motivated as there are some bad elements in the Nigerian government who are working against the unity of Ndigbo.
“Some elements are working against the unity of Igbo in the North that is why we issued the quit order, but now we want to prove to the world that the two races are still together” he said.
“I came to preach peace and unity and peaceful coexistence between the Igbo and Northerners because we see everybody in the country as one.
“Our earlier position on Igbo in the North is regretted, we are suing for peace that will usher in peaceful coexistence and I guarantee security of Igbo in the North.”
Reacting, Uwazuruike described the move as a “bold” step towards lasting peaceful co-existence between the two regions.
He vowed to reciprocate by ensuring that Northerners are not harassed in Igbo land