Ile-Ife Killings: Arewa Youths Caution Afenifere

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The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), has urged the Pan Yoruba Socio-Cultural Organization, Afenifere to allow the court and the security agents to do their work over the recent crisis in Ile-Ife, Osun State between the Yoruba resident and their northern neighbours.
The forum  in a statement signed by its National President, Mallam Yerima Usman Shettima made available to journalists  said the law should be allowed to take its full course over the apprehended suspects that were paraded in Abuja by the Police.
The group frowned at the gang-up to harass and intimidate the courts
and the police from investigating and punishing those found guilty to avert a repeat of the sad episode.
The Arewa youths 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 people of the North have displayed maturity by not going after the millions of Yoruba citizens doing business in the region, saying it is a demonstration of respect for the rule of law and not cowardice.
“We are aware that no one has monopoly of violence or creating hot-air balloons in order to cover up an organized attack on people doing legitimate business in any part of our country. We watched with dismay, how the Afenifere is beginning to fan the embers of hatred against the victims and creating heroes out of the attackers.
“This amounts to a subtle ethnic cleansing campaign and we wish to warn Afenifere and its pay masters to shun such a dangerous act,” the AYCF cautioned

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