Yerima Shettima, the leader of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has said the Igbos are now safe in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Yerima Shettima, who led the coalition of Arewa youths that issued quit notice on Igbos living in the region, has assured that the Igbos are now safe.
Fielding questions from Sun, the youth leader said, “They [Igbos] are safe. You can rest assured they are now safe. You can quote me; they are safe in the Northern part of Nigeria.”
Asked if nothing terrible will happen to them on the expiration of the period they were given to vacate the 19 states in the region, Shettima added, “They are safe. Events and time have changed the mindset of the northerner, not even me, who represents their interest.
“No, they shouldn’t go. They should relax. Officially, we will announce that effect because it is a common thing. So they can rest assured of their safety and security God willing.
“We have no problems with the Igbo living in the North, but there are certain things we need to put in place so that officially at the level of the coalition, we can make that statement.”