A Chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Anambra State, Ekene Enefe, has opined that the non-arrest of Arewa youth leaders over the quit notice asking Igbos to vacate the North is an indication that the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo may be “remote-controlled” by Northerners.
Arewa had given an ultimatum of October 1 for all Igbos residing in the North to vacate their region.
Despite the initial order, Arewa had yesterday in a letter appealed to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to allow Igbos actualize their struggle for Biafra Republic.
Reacting to the eviction notice, Enefe advised the Federal Government not to take the repeated quit notice lightly.
Enefe noted that with repeated threats by the Arewa youths, a massacre of the Igbo in the North on or before October 1 this year might not be ruled out.
He called on Igbos in the North to hurry back to the South East whether the Arewa youths’ October 1 quit notice would be realisable or not.
According to Enefe, “How can you ask the Igbo to stay put in the North when not even a single soul has been arrested amongst the Arewa youths who have continued to make these inflammatory statements, asking Igbo to leave their territory.
“Federal Government is not sincere about diffusing the fears in the North. Those people who made the statement should have been arrested and prosecuted, if there is no hidden agenda in asking the Igbo in the North to remain where they are. And the Arewa youths have even continued to repeat their threats, to show how resolved they are.
“This is not the first time the Igbo had faced this kind of situation. If the Acting President is not being remote-controlled by the Northerners, let him order the arrest of the those Arewa youths and their prosecution to serve as a deterrent and by then Igbo will rest assured that their lives and property would be protected in an event of any crisis in the North.”