21st June, 2021
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has said that Nigeria will be in flames if Northerners retaliate the attacks on them in other regions.
Emmanuel Yawe, ACF’s spokesman, said this while cautioning Northern youths against retaliation in the face of all forms of provocations.
Yawe begged Northern youths to remain calm and not set Nigeria ablaze by avenging attacks.
Yawe in a statement recalled how the 1960’s retaliatory killings set the country in flames.
“You see the thing about the north is that people will be provoking the north and the north will just keep quiet, but once the north retaliates, the whole country will go in flames.
“So we will continue to advise northern youths not to take the law into their hands, they should remain calm and not set the country ablaze,” he said.
The appeal by the ACF spokesperson is coming at a time some Northern groups declared Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, wanted for the destruction and killings of Northerners in the Southeast.
17 Northern groups under the aegis of the Northern Consensus Movement (NCM) had made the declaration while placing a bounty of N100m on Kanu.