By SAMUEL PRINCE-NNAJI
The leader of the Coalition of Northern Group (CNG), Alhaji Shettima Yerima, has alleged that the October 1 quit notice issued by Arewa youths to Igbos residing in the north was prompted by the backing of some prominent leaders of the region.
Yerima disclosed this in Lafia, at the zonal meeting of the Coalition in Nasarawa.
According to the CNG leader, a group of prominent northern leaders met with members of Arewa youths in June 2017 to the stand.
“On June 6, 2017, a group of leaders from the north came together to deliberate on the situation in the country.
“After their deliberation, we realised the need to make a statement on the activities of the Biafra agitators in the country”, he said.
As the deadline draws closer, he said the group would soon meet to take a stand on the next line of action.
Yerima said that the Kaduna declaration was in response to the Biafra agitation.
“We cannot fold our hands to watch an individual hold this country to ransom.
“We can’t allow an individual insult our leaders and play over our sensibilities,” he said.
He added that the quit notice was to tell Kanu and his group that no single individual can destabilize Nigeria. He described Kanu as a frustrated human being seeking political relevance.