The federal government has assured all Nigerians of safety and security following the ultimatum given to Igbos by a northern group to leave the region. The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, a coalition of socio-political groups in northern Nigeria, had on Tuesday issued a three months ultimatum for all Igbos in the 19 northern states to vacate the region.
Responding today, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the threat is not new adding that the threat is being handled by the relevant agencies of the government.
Also, the Kaduna State Government has assured every resident of the state that nobody can tamper with their freedom to reside where they choose. Governor Nasir El Rufai also ordered the immediate arrest of all signatories to the eviction statement. He also assured residents that the constitutional right of every Nigerian to own property, move freely and to live in peace and harmony is sacrosanct.
El-Rufai condemned the youths’ action, insisting that his government has been consistent in taking action to punish hate speech and incitement. He urged all residents to ignore the threats and celebrate the diversity with God has blessed the nation.