The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) on Thursday announced the withdrawal of the quit notice issued to the Igbos living in the northern part of the country.
It would be recalled that in June a coalition of Arewa youth had asked people of Igbo extraction to leave the region on or before October 1, 2017. This move had been widely condemned by many stakeholders across the country, with many calling for the arrest of the group.
Thereafter, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) met with members of the Ohaneze Youth Council (OYC), as well as a former Governor of Abia State, Chief Uzor Kalu. These meetings however seemed to yield no positive results.
The leader of the coalition of 16 groups, Mr Shettima Yerima, would inform pressmen on August 2, 2017, after yet another round of discussions on the ultimatum, that there was no going back on the quit notice.
However, in a refreshing turn of events, following a press conference in Abuja Thursday, the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum has announced the withdrawal of the infamous Igbo quit notice.
The Cable reports that before this announcement, members of the Arewa groups met with Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima; a former governor of Kano state, Kabiru Gaya; Sani Daura, a former minister, amongst others.