Middle belt Youth Gives Herdsmen Quit Notice, Caution Biafra Agitators
By Jerry Emmanson, Abuja
Apparently worried about the myriad of challenges that has plagued the region over the years; youths under the aegis, Middle Belt Renaissance Forum has vowed to work together towards restoring the lost glory of the region.
In a meeting in Abuja over the weekend, attended by representatives of youth groups from all the states making up the Middle Belt Region discussed extensively on topical issues confronting the area.
In a communique issued by its convener, Comrade Jones Simon Alfa, the forum urged governors of the region to be mindful of their actions and inactions. It said: “The Middle Belt Governors should sit up to their responsibility of governing the people who voted them to power instead of the sudden primitive accumulation of wealth at the detriment of the suffering voters.
“The Middle Belt Youths will no longer take the recklessness of the Governors in arresting Media Practitioners ,Bloggers and Social Media Crusaders e.g Kaduna Governor and that of Kogi who are clear examples.”
On the Biafra agitation, and attacks by herdsmen, the forum said: “The Middle Belt is not in any way part of the Northern agitation for the Igbo’s to vacate by 1st October. We have been living with the Igbo’s peacefully in our localities and will not join in the call for secession.
“All herdsmen should vacate the Middle Belt Region before 1st October, 2017 or there will be total war if they are not ready to live in peace.
“The core North should to stop using the Middle Belt people in achieving their selfish political and economic aims and objectives as was the case in the past – We are not Northerners,” the statement said.
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