June 10, 2023

Arewa youth  and Igbo leaders appear to be moving closer to the resolution of the angst triggered by the recent quit notice issued to Igbos residing in the north.

The Coalition of Northern Groups and Igbo leaders in the North met yesterday Kano on the issue and formed a 10-man committee to work out terms for  the suspension of the quit notice.

The committee’s assignment is expected to be accomplished within 72 hours, convener of the meeting, Alhaji Ali Tijani,said at the end of yesterday’s meeting.

Its terms of reference include coming up with the best modalities for the suspension of the quit notice.Each side is represented by five members in the committee.

They are: Chief Chi Nwogu, Eze Ngozi Nwaiwe, Igwe Boniface Ibekwe, Mr. Magnus Ihejirika and  Mr. Chris for the Igbos,and  Mr.. Abdullahi Toro, Dr. Abba Bukar Kagu, Dr. Yima Sen, Dauda S. Shamakuri, and Ado Mohmoud for the Arewa group.

Meanwhile, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), in Kano, said yesterday that the quit notice in the Kaduna Declaration was not part of an agenda to use force to eject  Ndi-Igbo from the Northern part of the country

In his remarks at the  Zonal Town Hall Meeting of the North West Zone, the spokesman of the  coalition, Suleiman Abdulazeez, alongside  Ambassador Shettima Yerima,  who is the co- chairman of the group, said that the goal of  the ongoing  agitation was to save the integrity and the unity of this country, as well as to ensure a peaceful society.

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