Arewa Youth Berates Akeredolu Over Alleged Harassment of Northerners by Amotekun

Arewa Youth Berates Akeredolu Over Alleged Harassment of Northerners by Amotekun

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum ( AYCF) has cautioned the Governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akerelodu to tread cautiously in "condoning the latest round of harassment of Northerners in State."

In a terse media statement signed by the Forum's National President, Alhaji Yerima Shettima took a swipe at the Ondo State government's "looking the other way while Northerners get purportedly arrested by armed militia disguised as Amotekun, on trumped-up charges."

The AYCF, in the statement condemned in strong terms the activities of "armed gangs masquerading as security agents in a nation where the police, the DSS, NSCDC and others are the only recognized enforcers of law and order".

Arewa Youth Berates Akeredolu Over Alleged Harassment of Northerners by Amotekun
Arewa Youth laments over harassment of Northerners in Ondo state. Photo credit: Rotimi Akeredolu Aketi
Source: Facebook

The group then said:

"We wish to sound a strong note warning, that the Ondo State Government should stop turning a blind eye to the attack on innocent Nigerians from the North who are doing legitimate business in the State.

Read also

Aregbesola speaks on convoy attack, alleges plans to smear his name

Do you have a groundbreaking story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through!

"If the people of Northern Nigeria had taken the same path of extra judicial harassment, by now no indigene of Ondo State would have been living and doing business in the region."

The AYCF then declared:

"We have had enough of this unbridled harassment and intimidation of Northerners in Ondo State and we are beginning to see that the disposition of the state governor is what has emboldened extra-judicial militia outfits to make innocent Northerners in Ondo the thrust of shameful intimidation."

2023: Your use of threat can't work on us - Northern group to Akeredolu

Earlier, reported that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's comment that any political party that fields northern candidates ahead of the 2023 elections will fail has brought him under serious, verbal attack.

Reacting to Akeredolu's position, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) on Wednesday, February 9, claimed that he is an enemy to democratic processes in the country.

Read also

Arewa youth forum sends powerful message to IGP, Governor Ikpeazu over killing of 8 northerners in Abia

The CNG, through its spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, in a statement affirmed that the Ondo governor's remarks are empty threats and that the north cannot be intimidated into giving up elective positions without elections which is the norm in a democracy.

It also described Akeredolu as one of the self-appointed enemies of the north and democracy whose threats will fail.


Online view pixel