Quit Notice Order to Fulani Herdsmen: Arewa Group Warns Against Creating War Situation

By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF), has warned of a situation that might lead to war in handling the issues surrounding the quit notice order by the Governor of Ondo State Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN and subsequent attack and destruction of property in Oyo State.

AYCF President, Shettima Yerima, in statement described the situation as not only worrisome but disturbing.

“We must guide against any act that will create a war like situation in Nigeria, we must learn from mistakes of the past and avoid a repeat because it’s consequences may be unimaginable.” He said.

According to him, “AYCF will not support any group that engages in any form of criminality and such People should not be identified by their religion, tribe or ethnicity but should be treated as a criminal.

“Let it be known that the constitution of Nigeria guarantees every Nigerian to live in any part of this country and free to engage in any legitimate business of his or her choice, the Governor of Ondo State being a learned person is expected to know better.

“The subsequent attack that followed the quit notice in Oyo state is rather uncalled for and condemnable’. The perpetrators must be brought to book and made to face the full wrath of the law.

“AYCF supports constitutional ways of every state protecting her citizens but quit notice should be out of it and must not be considered under any circumstance. Nigeria is an indivisible entity and whatever has the tendency like happenings in Ondo and Oyo must be discouraged in the interest of peaceful coexistence and one Nigeria.”

He therefore called on the Government of Ondo and Oyo states to give peace a chance and rescind the quit notice order while those whose Property has been destroyed should be compensated accordingly.

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