Anambra youths threaten to shut down southeast over IPOB, restructuring
- Anambra Youth Movement (AYM) said it would join the youths from other southeast states to shut down the region over the recent attack on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
- AYM claimed that the unlawful declaration of IPOB as a terrorist group was done deliberately to satisfy the wish of the Arewa youths
- The group blamed the people in power for causing the division through their unpopular decisions
Anambra Youth Movement (AYM) has said it would join the youths from other southeast states to shut down the region over the onslaught against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as well as refusal of Nigerian government to heed calls for restructuring.
Legit.ng gathered this in a statement signed by Christian Nwakaeze, AYM coordinator on Sunday, September 24.
Nwakaeze warned the government to release all detained members of IPOB, and dialogue with the group to ensure lasting peace in the country.
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The statement read: ''It is unfortunate that those in power, who are shouting one Nigeria everyday are even the people who are causing the division through their unpopular decisions.
''We understand that the unlawful declaration of IPOB as a terrorist group was done deliberately to satisfy the wish of the Arewa youths who threatened Nnamdi Kanu.
''It is on record that Shetima, leader of the Arewa youths, said with the support of his people, he would make sure that Kanu would be rearrested and that he would ensure that Kanu and members of his group were declared a terrorist group.
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''Surprisingly, within two days of the threat, the federal government sought Kanu’s arrest and we all thought it was a hoax until the invasion of his house and erroneous declaration of IPOB as a terrorist group by the Nigerian Army who are yet to arrest a single Fulani militia or even Shetima of Arewa youths that was earlier declared wanted''.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state said that he was not promoting IPOB but called on President Muhammadu Buhari to govern with fairness.
Watch Legit.ng TV video of the activities that was daily happening in Kanu's home before IPOB was proscribed: