Group urges northern youth to direct expulsion notice to Boko Haram

Arewa Youth Leaders Forum [Photo: FIDES Communications]
Arewa Youth Leaders Forum [Photo: FIDES Communications]

A group, the Nigerian Youth Dialogue Group, NYDG, has called on the Arewa Consultative Youth Forum, which recently issued a quit notice to the Igbo residing in the Northern part of the country, to redirect the notice to Boko Haram insurgents wreaking havoc in their domain.

Addressing journalists after its meeting in Enugu, the group described the notice to Igbo as completely misplaced and needless.

“The Arewa Youth should set their priority right by directing the quit notice to Boko Haram insurgents ravaging the Northern parts of the country as well as to corruption, unemployment and other vices militating against the socio-political and economic development of Nigeria.

“It is difficult to restructure a building with a faulty foundation, what we need is total reconstruction,” the group said.

The convener of NYDG, Gideon Chidiebere, said the group was poised to mount a national youth dialogue across the country to change the negative narrative of ethnic hatred, religious bigotry, hate speeches and corrupt political system foisted on the Nigerian youth by elderly ones especially the “crooked political class”.

He stated that their advocacy for dialogue was not out of cowardice or fear but because it is a civilized thing to do as dialogue remains the lubricant for national cohesion and development and that there was no substitute to it.

“Our country needs us (youth) now more than ever to stand and defend her from herself and most importantly from her enemies, especially enemies within that are responsible for the unemployment we have today, the insecurity that is threatening our collective existence, poor standard of living, particularly hunger that may wipe us out if we do nothing, poor health care, poor standard of education, etc”.

Also speaking, Humphrey Onyima, a youth activist, pointed out that Nigeria needed to set pretense aside in search of unity, adding that negative tendencies such as injustice, inequality and lopsidedness in the political system must be addressed first.

The group is made up of representatives of National Youth Council of Nigeria from various states, students’ leaders, and bodies, Igbo Youth Forum and other Igbo youth organizations.


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  • Justice Equity

    Sensible talk,it is the hypocrisy of the highest order for the misguided, cow urine sniffing, weed and powder turbocharged ,bewitched,hate overwhelmend smelling Fulani imbeciles to congregate under the so called discredited arewa youths to start giving Nigerians quit notice from arid deserts turned into savannah and swamp through massive investment of resources from the Eastern Nigeria,simply because a misguided angry nnamdi kanu and his ipob bewitched crowd whose only weapon is empty words , flags and music drums ,when the north has plagued Nigeria with the world record most destructive elements called boko haram.
    If any group must be given quit notice from Nigeria, it is the Fulani imbeciles whose only contribution to Nigeria had been killing, cheating, injustice, looting of our resources,poverty, illiteracy, almajiri imbeciles, murderous Fulani herdsmen vampires and death.
    The Fulani north has continued to be a drag down on the progress ,unity,peace, prosperity, good development of Nigeria.
    It is now time for the murderous, blood thirsty, immoral, religious bigots to answer their father’s name, rule only themselves and allow other sections of Nigeria to make progress.

    • Jon

      You are 100% right. I concur.

  • Musa M. Dantsoho

    Senseless talks, what has Boko Haram got to do with IPOB. Let the IPOB leave so as not to be caught in crossfire with the terrorists.

    • Chief De Climax

      Dear Musa, the most sensible thing to do is to urge the Federal Govt to put motion in place to conduct a Referendum, then after that, you reserve the right to quit the Igbos from your land if you so desire, but until that happens, you can’t do otherwise.

    • Cahoot

      @Musa. We can understand your position because Boko Haram like fulani herdsmen are the Islamists strategies to foster the violence on northern Christians as a way to force converthe them to the religion of the Arabs.

      • Musa M. Dantsoho

        You sound like a good advocate of Northern Christian, though not part of the region. Don’t forget Christian colonialists came in the late nineteenth century, yet, were qualified in converting the heathens into European religion. Then, the Arabs who came hundreds of years before then are more qualified.