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Northern youths and Igbos are currently holding a peace meeting in Kano.Both parties at the meeting are working to form a committee to bring to an end the lingering agitation between the Igbos and the northern groups.

The meeting follows the quit notice giving to Igbos in the North by Arewa youths in reactions to the agitation for secession in the South East.
Representatives of Igbos in all northern states are at the meeting along with leaders of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF).
President of the AYCF, Yerima Shettima, blamed the quit notice on the activities of Nnamdi Kanu and his supporters.
He said, “It is on record that we have been at peace with Igbos for decades until when this young man (Kanu) came, demanding war, demanding arms. In the struggle, he is a small boy, but we want peace.”
According to the Igbo leaders, both youths have the right to be angry due to the lack of employment in Nigeria.
They, however, warned that both Igbo and Northern youth should avoid trying to fix the country through violence.
“Anyone championing the division of Nigeria will never go anywhere,” the Eze Ndi Igbo, Kano, Boniface Ibekwe, said.
“We cannot allow someone to divide us, even if you are angry, we must find a way to end this, and the sooner we end it the better it becomes for both of us.”

The meeting had started in a tensed atmosphere but after arguments and counter-arguments, the talks have taken a positive turn.

There are strong indications that the Northern coalition groups may suspend quit notice given to Igbos during the Kaduna declaration.

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  1. The so called Igbo youths are irrelevant,.. the north should stop looking for excuse to withdraw their quit notice.On October 1 ultimatum we stand.. arena don't be cowards

  2. Hmmmmm,we can never beg to be one, because we are not just one,there is enough hatred between the igbos and Nigerians at large,igbos have been denied many things still you come out to say that we are one,both in political post,we are surviving because our chi is fully involve in our cases,a good or genuine God fearing Nigerian will understand what am talking about,but this is my question..what would have happened if to say God was one us?

  3. Nkechi or whatsoever your name is .you are a big fool and selfish being. If you were to be in the north and you own your investment and properties in the north. Would you want that violence to occur ?


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