IPOB: Arewa Warns Against Violence of Other Tribes In Ogun

The Arewa group (the Hausa) community in Ogun state has warned against steer violence between tribe, and not to forget the agitators IPOB ( Indigenous People of Biafra)  and their unrest in the different state.

The Caretaker Chairman of Arewa Community in the State Alhaji Sheu Uthman stated this on Sunday in Sagamu during a Senatorial interactive meeting with the leaders in all the local governments.

Uthman said the meeting with leaders of the community in all the local governments became imperative following the current state of the nation, saying, despite the fact that they are not of Yoruba extraction, they enjoy peaceful co-existence with their hosts.

He said ” We are gathered to let our people know the importance of living in peace.

We should live in peace with the people we live together and where we do our businesses”.

He, however, commended the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun who he said gave them the opportunities to enjoy peace in the state.

He said ” we. appreciate the governor who has been doing tremendous work changing the face of the state.

“The Arewa community in the state has been living in harmony and peace and the governor has given us free opportunities to do our businesses without any hindrance we thank him and urged him to keep up what he is doing in Ogun state”.

While speaking on the 2019 election the Arewa leader in the State urged the people to obtain their Permanent Voter cards.

He, however, appealed to the state government to include its members in the scheme of things, especially at the local government level.

“We are also gathered here to sensitise our people on the need to get their voter cards it is very important.

We are going to take the meeting to other senatorial are going to take the meeting to other senatorial districts.

 

Igbo Group Flays Arewa Youth Over Threat

The Igbo Conscience (TIC) has condemned the ultimatum by Northern youths to Igbos residing in the north to vacate the region in three months.

TIC however called on the Federal Government to arrest and prosecute such groups that propagate hate, ethnic and sectional disharmony and propaganda against other ethnic nationalities.

In a joint statement yesterday by the Interim Chairman and Secretary of TIC, Mr. Monday Ubani and Peter Claver Oparah, they noted that the body has equally condemned such similar statements from other sinister groups like the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOD) in the past “and we dare to state that the so-called Kaduna Declaration is equally unacceptable.”

While TIC emphasised it’s believe in the peace, unity and togetherness of every Nigerian, it said such statements could divide Nigerians and should not be encouraged.

The group further charged South East Governors, groups and stakeholders to learn good lessons from this “as their silence to the activities of IPOB helped create wrong impressions that spurred such groups as Arewa youths to believe Igbos support the negative activities and statements from IPOB.”

Source: Guardian