By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo 

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum( AYCF) has condemned the alleged gruesome murder of 8  Northerners and injuring several others in Abia state. 

Alhaji Yerima shettima, National President of the AYCF, said as a group, they are still deeply concerned about the murder of Northerners resident in Abia, who are doing legitimate business.”

“We are also deeply touched by the report of scores of others sustaining various degrees of injury and have now been hospitalized.

Pursuant to this development, we in the AYCF, wish to state as follows:”

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‘We condemn in totality this dastardly attack on innocent citizens from the North trading to earn a living.”

 “We welcome the prompt response of security agencies and the Abia State Government for going after the killers and rushing the injured ones to the hospital.”

“We urge the Abia State Government to pursue its promise to bring the killers to book, in the spirit of national unity and stability. “

“The AYCF will be following closely the efforts of Abia State Government to fulfil its promise of providing compensation for the families and survivors of the attack”

“We pray this should be last bad news we would hear about innocent Northern traders, from not just Abia but the entire Southeast, in the spirit of national unity and stability,” he said.

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