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Arewa Youths Threatens to Shut Government Activities in Abuja If Nnamdi Kanu Is Not Arrested

AYA had in a statement signed and released on July 27 by its speaker, Mohammed Salihu and clerk, Desmond Minakaro, gave the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo 10 days ultimatum to order the arrest of the IPOB leader.

A northern youth group, under the aegis of Arewa Youth Assembly, on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest in Abuja.

Arewa Youth Assembly had in a statement signed and released on July 27 by its speaker, Mohammed Salihu and clerk, Desmond Minakaro, gave the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo 10 days ultimatum to order the arrest of the IPOB leader.

The group threatened to shut down federal government activities in the Federal Capital Territory if the acting president fails to meet its demands.

To further press on their demands, scores of members of the group, on Wednesday gathered at the Unity Fountain in the Central Business District at about 9 a.m. and marched to the junction of the Presidential Villa.

They warned the federal government that it risks their wrath if it delays in meeting the demand to take Kanu back into custody.

Speaking to newsmen on behalf of the group, Mohammed Salihu, said the group was serious about plans to shut down government activities in Abuja if the acting president fails to act as it had demanded.

In his words: “I will be very brief. We organised this peaceful protest as a warning and reminder to federal government to arrest Nnamdi Kanu now.

“The Arewa Youth Assembly will not make a U-turn on its decisions. We intend to carry out our proposed plans and nothing can stop us.

“We will mobilize thousands of youth to shut down government activities in Abuja after our congress meeting next week Saturday,” he said.

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