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Arewa youths issued threat and South East said this

The Governors of the South East states in Nigeria on Thursday assured members of Igbo nation living in all parts of Northern Nigeria of their safety even as they urged them not to be intimidated by the quit notice allegedly issued by the Coalition of Arewa Youths.
Chairman of the Southern Nigeria Governors and The Governor of Ebonyi state, Chief David Umahi while addressing journalists at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Abakaliki said the forum after critically appraising the issues rising from the quit notice decided to speak up and to assure their people of safety.
He said the Governors of the South East received the order on Ndigbo to vacate the Northern region by the Coalition of 16 Northern youth associations as highly provocative statements and called on Igbos to ignore the call and go about their lawful businesses.
He said that the forum has carefully considered the contents of the order a highly provocative statement and had reflected on its implications for Ndigbo specifically and for the status of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Umahi further disclosed that the South East Governors’ Forum had repeatedly reiterated its commitment to the preference for the existence of a virile, united, prosperous and progressive Nigeria where justice, fairness, equity and respect and equal opportunity to all citizens regardless of ethnicity and gender will reign supreme.
“The lives and property of law-abiding citizens of Igbo extraction are as precious as the lives and properties of all Nigerians irrespective of region and these must be guaranteed and defended against all forms of threats, both domestic and external by the security forces of the federal Republic of Nigeria”
“We must call on all serious minded patriots, particularly the religious leadership in Northern Nigeria and all other relevant stakeholders to rise with voices of peace and wisdom to counteract the mischievousness and exuberant excesses of the Northern youths”

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