We refuse to be provoked – Arewa youths tell Nnamdi Kanu | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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The Arewa Youth Forum, AYF, has noted that the forum refused to be provoked with the plan by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu to plunge Nigeria into war.

A statement by the group made available to newsmen in Kaduna entitled, “South East time for reason to prevail,” noted that the IPOB boss does not have the interest of Igbos at heart as his actions were endangering their lives and property outside the confines of the South East.

The statement signed by Alhaji Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu, National President of AYF noted that they are working to curtail any reprisals in the north, “Following the rising tension in the South East and North in particular because of the sad news of the destruction of human lives and property in Abia and Rivers state by IPOB members allegedly targeted at Hausa/Fulani and Northerners in that part of the country.”

The statement said, “We wish to call on our people in the North and all over the country to show high level of maturity, intelligence and patriotism, and avoid been provoked to behave in the same manner like the aggressors who have ulterior motive of throwing the whole country into chaos. Let us be different and show that we are a people that are peace loving and hospitable to those among us.

“As a group of youths devoted to the prosperity of Nigeria as an indivisible entity, we refused to be provoked by a semi illiterate loser from London, who found his way back to Nigeria and conned his gullible people into accepting him as their so called freedom fighter and hero and even Messiah to many.

“Nnamdi Kanu and the vast majority of his senseless gullible followers were not born when Nigeria fought the civil war to keep us all as one. Millions lost their lives. These ill informed persons do not know the misery, death and destruction that war brings. It is therefore too easy for them to beat the drums of war.

“Let it be known that as the umbrella organization of all youths in the north, we are working to see that there is no reprisal anywhere in the north to the wicked and senseless activities of IPOB terrorists who are oblivious of the fact that if reprisal attacks were to happen in the North, our Igbo brothers and sisters living in the region will sustain far worse losses than anybody else.

“However, we are not unaware of the fact that the sanctity of the lives of Nigerians and that of Igbo in the North in particular and anywhere in the country and the security of their properties have never been Nnamdi Kanu’s concerns! The man is busy basking in the delusion that he will one day be the head of state of a nation that he is fighting to install and the wellbeing of the people is never his concern.

“It is very important to alert well meaning Nigerians that we must not allow ourselves to be used as pawns to achieve an agenda of balkanizing Nigeria. We are committed to the oneness of the country an believe that the country is better off as one indissoluble country.

“We must therefore avoid reprisals, and remain calm and law abiding at all times not to play into the hands of the secessionist foot soldiers. We are committed to make sure all Nigerians happy and safe anywhere in the country and in the north in particular


“Going forward we want to align with our Northern leaders and Northern Governors that the north is totally committed to the unity of the country and the oneness of Nigeria is not negotiable. Let us be wise and ignore the merchants of war.”

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  1. Why can't these bunch of lazy and parasitic Arewa people be on their own? Why are they afraid to live in their Nigeria Arewa Boko haram Islamic country and leave Igbos and Biafran people alone? We are Biafrans. We are not Nigerians. What a barbaric and savages set of people!

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  2. Who said that there should not be Biafra. The issue is what has the poor Hausa man selling onion or tomatoes done to deserve been Lynch by the Ipob members. Let them ask for their Biafra, but they should not harm any northerner.

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  3. What is the point of this Operation Python Dance2? Buhari is being advised by myopic individuals. Buhari made Nnamdi Kanu a hero. With the way things are going now, Nnamdi Kanu and Biafra might be free very soon if Buhari government do not change the way they going about IPOB. It is dishartening that Operation Python Dance2 is declared in SE while the areas where Fulani herdsmen are killing farmers are not protected.
    Worst of all, no place in North is better than SE. They have produced more head od States and president of Nigeria still 3/4 of thier population can not feed themselves. Their poverty is engineered by their elite. It is a shame to say the list.

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  4. Biafara or not biafara we are saturated with the info just give us sometime the igbos will regret their action.. Believe me is right time for all igbos to go out of the north if not genocide is on the way.... Watch and see

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  5. It's only a foolish man that will handle things the way this president is doing. It's a shame.

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  6. Sending soldiers to the east to provoke them first then u will the east started the fight, why didn't u send soldier when they issue quit notice, which pretend to have withdrawn, that very tactical of them just watch what they will do by Oct 1, they will term is reprisal attack.

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