Quit notice: Sheath your Sword – Yoruba leaders tell agitators

From: Sola Ojo, Kaduna

The Yoruba Traditional Council in the 19 northern states and Abuja has called on agitators on the quit notice ‎issued to the Igbos to sheath their swords and approach the issue with all sense of maturity in the interest of the country.

The group, in a statement signed by its chairman, Amb. Muhammad Arigbabuwo, called on all Nigerians, irrespective of their tribe or religion, to intensify prayers for the country’s security and the leaders at all times.

He commended the role played by different organisations in the North to douse the tension that erupted during the face-off the Arewa Youths and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

“We are happy that the two groups have agreed to come to terms over the issue due to the quick intervention of major stakeholders in Nigeria.

“Rising from a one day meeting in Kaduna last week, the traditional council noted with joy the quick action of ‎all Northern Governors, Traditional Rulers in the North, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Media, Youth Organisations and others.” he added.

‎Arigbbuwo, further stated that “we are particularly happy with the role played by all Nigerians over the issue and we are convinced that the unity of the nation was paramount to everybody and should not be played with.

“We thanked all security organisations for their proactive action during the face-off, we urge them to continue to serve the country without any bias, because the country will gain a lot if we stand together as one irrespective of tribe of religion”.