The President of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Shetima Yerima, has assured Igbos resident in the North of their safety.
Yerima said with the withdrawal of the October 1 quit notice, “no evil will befall” Igbos resident in the North.
According to Yerima, “Did I do it for him or in the interest of the country? His rejection of the suspension of the quit notice is not important to me.
“What we did was to demonstrate that we have a culture. We give respect to our elders and it was to ensure that the country remains together.
“The country is above anybody. On that basis, his acceptance or not is not important but I know that he also is not speaking for the Igbo. It is a minority view of few people making all sorts of noise.
“Nobody would do anything. Anybody who does anything, we make sure that the authorities arrest the person. We are in charge.
“Nobody should be scared of anything. Our youths are reasonable; they are known to respect one another; we listen to our leaders unlike some other parts of the country. But having said that, you can be rest assured that there is no cause for alarm.
“So, let Nigerians be rest assured that nothing would befall anybody by God’s grace and we are working towards that and we would give the government the maximum support. Our brothers across board, we would make sure that no evil would befall them. That is the position of things.”
He said, “A lot of my friends are Igbo people. I have nothing against the Igbo.