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The Arewa Youths Coalition has said it would withdraw the quit order it gave to Ndigbo to vacate all northern states before October 1st. The northern group’s spokesperson, Abdulaziz Suleiman, said they would withdraw the statement this week.


The group waved the olive branch to Ndigbo after it had a meeting with the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima in Abuja on Sunday. Governor shettima who confirmed the development however warned that the Arewa Youths group should not be criminalized as such would be counter-productive.

Moreover, according to Suleiman, “What we can say is that there has been a major development. Now the chairman of the Governors’ Forum has taken the initiative and invited us to start negotiations. This is the first time we are meeting publicly with any leader and we believe that it is a major step forward in our ongoing consultations. “We hold the governor in high esteem and we have the unity of the country at heart”.

“You see, I wonder why you talk about quit notice. We only issued a Kaduna declaration, quit notice is just a part of it. Let us do the recounting of the successes of our declarations first. We are sill going on with our consultations”. Confirming Arewa Youths’ decision to withdraw the order, Governor Shettima said, “We met with the leadership of the coalition of Northern Groups in my capacity as the chairman of the Northern Governors Froum.

“We had very fruitful discussion with them and they have shown a lot of courtesy and respect for the establishment. This is the first time that they are sitting down with the leadership of the forum. “They were having interactions with His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto. I started conversations with them right from Kaduna yesterday and we continued the discussion today and by the grace of God, it is going to yield fruits.

“We are trying to have understanding of the challenges confronting us as a people and solutions to those challenges. I have to commend them for honouring our invitation because a political problem needs a political solution”. Shettima cautioned against criminalising the group, adding that harassing and intimidating them would not bring solution to the nation’s challenges. “They have agreed to revisit their decision and we will follow it up to its logical conclusion and I believe that in the next couple of days, we are going to get the good news from them.

“I don’t want to preempt them by saying that this is what will happen or not. But definitely, they have shown responsibility and commitment to the national cause and they have wider plans to promote the cause of national unity and cohesion. “It was a very open, free and frank discussion, we heard their reservations and I gave them my reasons and believe me, by the time they hold their meeting this week, I think Nigerians will heave a sigh of relief.

“I wish to call on the leadership of our brethren in the South Eastern part of the country to equally pick the gauntlet, because it takes two to tango, to take the gauntlet and rein in the excesses of Nnamdi Kanu and his group”.

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  1. NE, do you describe a quit notice as "olive branch"?. It clearly shows that the publisher doesn't know the meaning of the phrase.

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    1. Mr Professor,how has ITK (I too know) improved your life?

      An olive branch is traditionally a symbol of peace, plain and simple, Google is your friend, be wise

      Keep up the wonderful work NE

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  2. Why say what you can't do and why shoot yourself on the leg when making hasty decisions.

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  3. The Arewa youths as you claim has been given legitimacy by the Sultan and 'Northern Governors forum'. However, I hope you are mindful that you have been killing youths in the Southern Kaduna,Benue ,Taraba as well as Plateau. Poser,will you ever succeed without the youths from this parts that you hate and kill.

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  7. ALL THESE TALKS ARE JUST GANG UP BETWEEN THE NORTHERN YOUTHS AND THEIR ELDERS.WHO CARES IF I MAY ASK?NOW CAN THEY LET BIAFRA GO PEACEFULLY?ALL THEIR GANG UP IS JUST ABOUT HOW TO CONTINUE MILKING AND LOOTING NIGERIA MONEY.WHY CAN'T THEY STAY ON THEIR OWN,AFTER ALL THEY ARE MAINLY MUSLIMS WHILE BIAFRANS ARE MAINLY CHRISTIANS.OR ARE THEY NOT TIRED OF THE KILLING OF CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA?WE DON'T WANT TO CONVERT TO MUSLIM AND CAN NO LONGER CONDOLE THE KILLING ANY LONGER.I PRAY THAT UNITED NATION 'LL COME IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO SAVE LIVES IN NIGERIA.WE NEED OUR FREEDOM.WE CAN NO LONGER LIVE TOGETHER AS ONE COUNTRY.WE CAN NEVER FORGET THESE KILLINGS.

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