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Fatima’s killing: Arewa youths accuse South-East govs of ethnic cleansing

  The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has alleged an ethnic cleansing agenda against Northerners residing in the Southeast.   AYC...

 


The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has alleged an ethnic cleansing agenda against Northerners residing in the Southeast.

 

AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima alleged the failure of South-East governors to stop the killing of Northerners in their region indicated they had an ethnic cleansing agenda.

 

He was reacting to the murder of a pregnant woman, Fatima and her four children in Anambra State.

 

The victims, who are of Northern extraction, were reportedly killed at Isulo, Orumba North Local Government Area of the State, on Sunday.

 

Reacting to the development, Shettima warned that Northerners should not be seen as weak in the face of these murders.

 

In a statement he issued after an emergency meeting in Kaduna yesterday, the AYCF National President warned that no region had the monopoly of violence.

 

“The fact that the governors of the South-East are the chief security officers of their States but do nothing to stop the unprovoked killing of northerners presupposes an ethnic cleansing agenda and we condemn it, in whatever guise – IPOB attack or ESN.

 

“The killing of a mother and the baby she cuddled, as well as the Christian aircraft engineer of Northern extraction meant the lives of Northerners are no longer valued in the South-East.

 

“The silence of these governors, despite the brutal attacks on our sons and daughters in the South-East, must be stopped now and we want to sound our note of warning that no Nigerian has the monopoly of violence and that northerners’ respect for the rule of law should never be taken as weakness,” Shettima said.

 

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