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24 August, 2017

Arewa youth withdraw Igbo quit notice.




The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has withdrawn the quit notice issued to the Igbo living in the northern part of the country.
A coalition of Arewa youth had asked the Igbo to leave the region on or before October 1.
But at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, the group announced the withdrawal of the notice.
Prior to the announcement, members of the Arewa groups had met with Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor; Kabiru Gaya, a former governor of Kano state; Sani Daura, a former minister, among others.
The quit notice had elicited widespread condemnation from key stakeholders across the country, with many calling for the arrest of the Arewa youth.
Thereafter, Yarima Shettima, president of the Arewa Youth Coalition, had said the group would review the notice.
“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,” he had said.
Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, recently disclosed the Arewa youth were not arrested because they claimed to have been misquoted by the media concerning the notice.





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