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Buhari President, Arewa backing youths who threatened to sack Igbos from North – HURIWA

HURIWA also called on the international community to hold the President responsible if anything happens to the easterners.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

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The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has accused a cabal in the presidency of sponsoring the youths who asked Igbos to leave the North in 90 days.

HURIWA also called on the international community to hold President Buhari responsible if anything happens to the easterners.

According to Daily Post, the group also said that the youths who issued the ultimatum are members of the youth wing of Arewa Consultative Assembly.

HURIWA also revealed that it has written to embassies of foreign countries alerting them of the plot by some Northerners to attacks Igbos.

 A statement issued by its National coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf reads: “For the past two years, we have waged relentless advocacy campaigns urging the Buhanri’s government to direct top commanders of the Armed forces to stop his kinsmen the armed Fulani paternalists to stop killing farmers all over the country but the military under the direct command and control of the president has rather gone after cattle rustlers allowing armed Fulani renegades to freely roam all over the country maiming, killing farmers and destroying communities.

“Now that these Arewa Youth have unleashed a wave of hate filled threats against the Igbo race, it is shocking that 24 hours after, not one of those boys have been picked up by the military and the police. Are the security forces waiting until they have inflicted pains and destroyed legally earned assets of the peaceful Igbo people living in the North before they act belated?

“May we use this medium to once more ask that president Buhari respects the constitutional principle of Federal character and appoint a Military officer of South East extraction as one of the service chiefs to guarantee the over 70 million Igbo people of their safety and security.”

“The situation where all the key Defence chiefs and the National Security Adviser to the President, all heads of security affiliated agencies and paramilitary including department of state services (DSS), Nigeria police force are predominantly from the North, does not augur well for national tranquillity and fairness,” it said.

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HURIWA also blamed the various security challenges in the nation on the one-sided appointments in the nation’s military.

It also called on the security agencies to arrest the youths who issued the ultimatum to prevent a breakdown of law and order.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir Elrufai has ordered the arrest of the youths who issued a 90-day ultimatum to Igbos to leave the North.

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