By Ishola Balogun
THE Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), has warned the Pan Yoruba Socio-Cultural Organization, Afenifere to allow the court and the security agents do their work over the recent crisis in Ile-Ife, Osun State between the Yoruba and the northerners resident there.
AYCF in a statement signed by its National President, Mallam Yerima Usman Shettima, said the law should be allowed to take its full course over the apprehended suspects who were paraded in Abuja by the Police, saying, “we frown at the gang-up to harass and intimidate the courts and the police from investigating and punishing those found guilty so that a repeat of this sad episode would be avoided.” The Arewa youth took exception to those they described as “marauders who are hiding behind ethnic umbrella and are desperately trying to pervert the course of justice,” cautioning them to tread carefully so that their latest action would not provoke reprisal attacks.”
The group opined that, “reasons should apply at this important period in the history of this nation, when all compatriots are working hard to address the multiple challenges confronting the nation, economically, politically and socially.”
The Forum reminded the Afenifere group that the Northerners have displayed maturity by not going after the millions of Yoruba citizens doing business in the region, commending that as a demonstration of respect for the rule of law and not cowardice.