As the secession for Biafra keeps heating up and stirring debates and interests from in and around the world, the coalition of Northern Youths Forum has avowed yesterday, June 6 at a conference in Kaduna a mandate for the Igbos to evacuate their land in three months (October 1), as they have become a “threat to national security and excessive baggage that has been carried for too long”.
Naija.com reports that Alhaji Abdulaziz Suleiman who is of the Northern Emancipation Network encouraged all civil society groups to begin to “mount pressure on the government houses, state Houses of Assembly, local government council secretariats and traditional palaces for steps to be taken to ensure the enforcement of the directives”
In the words of Alhaji Sulieman “we are hereby placing the Nigerian authorities and the entire nation on notice that as from the 1st October 2017, we shall commence the implementation of visible actions to prove to the whole world that we are no longer part of any federal union that should do with the Igbos,”
“From that date, effective, peaceful and safe mop-up of all the remnants of the stubborn Igbos that neglect to heed this quit notice shall commence to finally eject them from every part of the North. “And finally, all authorities, individuals or groups are hereby advised against attempting to undermine this declaration by insisting on this union with the Igbos who have thus far proved to be an unnecessary baggage carried too far and for too long.
Signatories to the mandate as reported by the Nigerian Tribune includes Arewa Citizens Action for Change, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Arewa Youth Development Foundation, Arewa Students Forum, Northern Emancipation Network, Northern Youth Vanguard, Northern Youths Stakeholders Forum and the North-east Assembly.