The Kaduna State Government says it has obtained a bench warrant from the court to arrest members of the Coalition of Northern Youths who gave October 1, 2017 as deadline for Ndigbo in the North to quit or be forced out of the region. This was despite the withdrawal of the quit notice by the group.
A coalition of northern groups, including the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum led Shettima Yerima, had in July gave all the Igbo resident in the 19 states of the North a three-month ultimatum to quit or be forced out after the expiration of the October 1, 2017 deadline.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai had earlier ordered the arrest of the principal actors who signed the ‘Kaduna declaration.’ However, on Thursday, the state government obtained a bench warrant from the court to arrest those that issued the quit notice ultimatum.
Addressing a press conference at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna, the state capital, el-Rufai’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, however, assured residents including the Igbo that they have nothing to fear.