Speaking to the SUN in an interview, the leader of the Arewa youths Yerima Shettima have publicly revised their early statement which they gave the igbo’s residing in the north a 90days ultimatum to leave.
According to the leader, the group made the call to bring the leader of the IPOB to order hence their statement made them to discover that large number of the easterners are not fully in support of the Biafran agitations according to the arewa leader.
Below Is the Excerpt from the interview;
Question: You speak as though you have no regrets over the quit notice you gave. Can you assure the Igbo that they are safe in the North?
Answer: No, they are safe. You can rest assured they are safe. You can quote me; they are safe in the North.
Question: And nothing bad will happen to them?
Answer: They are safe. Events and time have changed the mindset of the northerner, not even me who represents their interest. A lot of them have realized that truly this young man does not speak for the entire Igbo. If we had not come out with a statement we probably not have realized that a lot of Igbo are not in support of Biafra. You can now see that we have reduced the entire IPOB struggle to nothing but a fraud. So now to an extent it is a plus for the Nigerian government.
Question: So you can publicly say the Igbo shouldn’t go?
Answer: No, they shouldn’t go. They should relax. Officially, we will make an announcement to that effect because it is a collective thing. So they can rest assured of their safety and security God willing. We have no problems with the Igbo living in the North, but there are certain things we need to put in place so that officially at the level of the coalition we can make that statement.