- President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to arrest members of the Coalition of Northern Groups for threatening the peace of the country
- The call was made by the Southern Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria
- Recall that the coalition issued a 30-day ultimatum to southern leaders to accept the Ruga settlement plan of the federal government
The Southern Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest members of the Coalition of Northern Groups for issuing a 30-day ultimatum to southern leaders to accept the Ruga settlement plan of the federal government.
The call was made in Owerri by the president of YOWICAN, Oluchukwu Green Nnabugwu, who said that the statement by the coalition could lead to the immediate disintegration of the country, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that YOWICAN, however, commended the president for the drastic decision taken in suspending the proposed Ruga settlement plan.
The statement by the association read: "The Southern Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the drastic decision taken in suspending the proposed Ruga settlement/cattle colony.
“In as much we commend Buhari, we use this opportunity to call on the immediate arrest of some stakeholders who are inciting statements capable of disintegrating the country.
“It is our belief that the controversial Ruga project which is under the National Livestock Transformation plan will not solve the increasing herdsmen and farmers crisis across the country.
“Rather feels it’s a decoy for the fulanization and Islamization of Nigeria bearing in mind the recent threat by Arewa Youths under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Group, who gave Southern leaders 30-day ultimatum to implement the said project.
“Unless the Fulani were allowed to rear their cattle in peace in the south, they will not allow Southerners to enjoy peace in the North is not just provocative, but also insulting and intimidating.
“President Buhari should not rest on its oars in ensuring that peace and stability prevail as the inciting statement is capable of igniting war between the Northern and Southern region of the country.
“The Federal Government not only suspend the Ruga settlement project but should abolish the Ruga, completely. Ranching is the modified form of animal husbandry as being obtained in other climes.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the One Nigeria Coalition advised apex Igbo socio-cultural, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Northern Youths Coalition to first turn over a new leaf from its bigotry stance before even attempting to address issues of national interest.
The coalition's charge comes in the light of the recent outburst by both groups over the federal government's proposed Ruga initiative.
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