By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – A group under the aegis of Arewa Network of Social Reformers, (ANSR) has urged Igbo living in Northern Nigeria to resist the temptation of following IPOB order of Sit-At-Home (SAT).
ANSR President, Engr. Musa Idris, stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
The group which is a coalition of 17 affiliate membership associations of upwardly mobile Northern professionals and activists, in statement stated that the order from August 9, 2021; is null and void in the northern States of Nigeria.
To ensure that the safety of ‘Northern Igbo’ is guaranteed, the group said it has written prominent Northern leaders such as, Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum, Simon Lalong; Traditional rulers, and the Igbo Delegates Assembly in the region to do everything that lives and property of Igbo are secured.
The group opined that it is the cause of all the people of the North and Nigerians to guarantee the security and safety of Igbo in the region and to assure them that it’s the primary responsibility of government to do that.
“That the 19 Northern Governors should exercise their executive powers backed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to express and discharge their responsibilities of ensuring that the lives and property of all citizens in their respective States are guaranteed and non negotiable.
“That the very cogent and active drive of bringing the Northern Igbo together by the Igbo Delegates Assembly be recognized because of it noble objective of promoting dialogue and understanding in our divergent polity,” the statement reads.