Niger Delta, Middle Belt Groups Reject Arewa Youths Quit Notice Withdrawal, Warn Against Nnamdi Kanu's Re-Arrest
Pan Niger Delta and Middle Belt groups, in a coalition, joined forces with the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB, under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to reject the withdrawal of the quit notice issued on the Igbo community in the North by the Arewa youths.
According to the agitators, the Arewa youths who are reportedly scting political scripts written by their elders and political elites in the North, withdrew the quit notice to fool Nigerians to join voices to demand for the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu.
They released the statement after a meeting they had yesterday where they insisted that their earlier stand that northerners and Yoruba of the South West leave their region from the Niger Delta region before October 1, 2017, still remains.
Those who signed the statement included General John Duku (Niger Delta Watchdogs and Convener, Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators); General Ekpo Ekpo (Niger Delta Volunteers); General Osarolor Nedam (Niger Delta Warriors); Major-Gen. Henry Okon Etete (Niger Delta Peoples Fighters); Major-Gen. Asukwo Henshaw (Bakassi Freedom Fighters); Major-Gen. Ibinabo Horsfall (Niger Delta Movement for Justice); Major-Gen. Duke Emmanson (Niger Delta Fighters Network); Major-Gen. Inibeghe Adams (Niger Delta Freedom Mandate) and Major-Gen. Ibinabo Tariah (Niger Delta Development Network).
According to Vanguard, the agitators also insisted that all oil blocks in the coastal area given to a former President, former military heads of state, amongst other personalities should be returned to them.
They also reiterated their resolve to resume attacks on all oil installations from September 10 and warned all onshore and offshore workers to leave the area.
They said: “The recent gathering of the Arewa Youths in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja to announce the suspension of the quit notice issued to Igbos in the North is one action that glaringly shows that government and security heads from the North were the brains behind the earlier announcement.
“It is laughable that the Arewa Youth group thinks it can fool the rest of Nigerians, particularly those of us in the Niger Delta part of Nigeria, by replacing the quit notice with call for the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu.”
“Today the Federal Government has met-up the demand of the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups by filing a motion in court to revoke Nnamdi Kanu’s bail.”