Shettima Yerima, leader of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum has declared that he is ready to submit himself to the appropriate authorities following the recent calls for his arrest as well as that of other front members of the youth group for issuing a quit notice to Igbo’s in the north.
According to him, he is not on the run as widely reported, insisting that he has absolutely nothing to fear on the matter.
Yerima made the statements while speaking with Punch Newspaper, saying, “I did not go into hiding and will never go into hiding. We need to put the record straight.
“For now, nobody is looking for me and I am ready to submit myself if I am called. I am not a joker. Nobody is looking for me and I am not hiding anywhere from anybody. I am in my village, I am a Nigerian. If anybody looks for me, I will submit myself. I am not above the law. I am not on the run.”
Still maintaining his position on the quit notice issued to Igbos living in the north, Yerima said;
“Why should I go into hiding? I have a name, I have a face. I am not faceless.
“I am not hiding anywhere. Why should I hide? Where did I go wrong? Somebody wants to go and I said, ‘go, you’re free to go’. What is wrong about it?
“You cannot be in our country and begin to clamour for another country. Go to your place and declare your own country, not in my zone. It is a simple language. I have not committed any offence.”