The Northern youth under the aegis of the Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) have asked President Goodluck Jonathan to “call to order,” his kinsmen, former Federal Commissioner for Information and Ijaw Leader, Edwin Clark, and the leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force, Asari Dokubo, for their “unguarded utterances” which could lead to the disintegration of the country.
The National President of the AYF, Gambo Gujungu, in a statement, issued on Tuesday, said “People like Clark and Asari had forgotten that the region was the mainstay of the Nigerian state before the discovery of oil. It is pertinent to let the war mongers know that the North is not afraid of war. But we are advocates of peace. We are not war mongers and will not and will never call for war within the polity of Nigeria.
Mr Gujungu said it was unfortunate that the likes of Mr Dokubo were blaming the North for Boko Haram as if every northerner is a member of Boko Haram. “That is not good enough,” he added.
He said “let it be known that the youths of the North under the umbrella of the AYF are peace loving people who believe in the peaceful coexistence of Nigeria and has been working and will continue to work for the peaceful co existence of the country.
“Asari should know that some of us are quite aware of the type of person he is. We know his antecedents and the type of person he is. The Volunteer Force leader is not the one to threaten any body and should not continue in the way of threat or else we will be force to expose him for who he truly is.”