The umbrella organization of all youths in the north, Arewa Youth Forum, AYF, Sunday welcomes President Muhammadu Buhari to the country with a charge to immediately arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
A statement from the youths made available to newsmen in Kaduna stated that the problem of division, hate speeches and quit notices permeating the country was a direct fallout of the activities of Nnamdi Kanu.
The statement signed by AYF National President, Alhaji Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu, said, “As the umbrella organization of all Youths in the north, we are worried of the descend to regionalism by major actors in the country but the federal government is to be blamed.
“Nnamdi Kanu has violated all his bail conditions but the judiciary has kept mute. The federal government on the order hand is allowing him to carry on as if he is operating a country with the Nigerian state.”
“The activities of characters like Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, which has given rise to Coalition of Northern Youths quit notice, the Niger Delta Agitators ultimatum and its consequent fall out in the country need to be dealt with immediately.
“Our stand on this issue is that now that the federal government through the statement by the Acting President seems ready to tackle the challenges head on by his recent statement to treat hate speech as terrorism, we believe that the IPOB leader will be arrested to serve as deterrent to others.
“A character like Nnamdi Kanu should not be allowed to hold the country to ransom the earlier government act the better.
“We also want to use this opportunity to call on all those who through their utterances or actions are doing what is threatening to dismember the country to desist from such, as we are better together as one indivisible country.
“We are of the believe that the federal government has the capacity to reign in all those threatening the cooperate existence of the country and any attempt to fail in that duty is capable of bringing about dire consequences.”