The notice given to Igbo residents in Lagos and other yoruba land to quit within 48hrs is really causing another tension among the two tribes who have lived peacefully until the recent violence in the state.
Since the notice which will end by Sunday midnight, the Igbo were not taking it kindly and were said to have been making alternative plans if the notice became real.
Thus, there has being series of meetings among the Igbo leaders who have reached their Yoruba counterpart to avert anything that will bring disunity among the tribes.
One of the outcome of the meeting was the recent statement by the Yoruba Youths who disassociate themselves from “Adeyinka Grandson call for Lagos Quit Notice and Violent Attacks on Igbos”.
The meeting of the Yoruba Youths With Ohaneze Youths virtually held and agreed on unity and peace building among themselves.
In a statement, the apex body of all yoruba youths: Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW) vehemently condemned in its entirety the dreadful trending viral video issued out by one Adeyinka Grandson (Pseudo Name) of YFF, calling for quit notice from Lagos and violent attacks against all good people of Igbo extraction in Nigeria.
“We, therefore, reiterate in strong terms that on one Nigeria we stand, precipitating the virtual meeting dated 24th October, 2020 between the leadership of Yoruba and Igbo youths led by Aare Barr. Oladotun Hassan, President, Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide and Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, we hereby jointly agreed to build stronger bond more than ever before by calling all Yorubas and Igbos to continue to maintain peace and harmony in Nigeria.
We are using this medium to call for the immediate arrest of Adeyinka Grandson by the Inspector General of Police through Interpol and United Kingdom (UK) law enforcement agencies.
“Based on this premise, we implore all Nigerians in entire Yoruba land to go about their lawful duties and living without any fear of molestation and attacks, while we call on Nigerans to be in love, peace and harmony”.
However, the Yoruba Apex group, Afenifere and Lagos State government have disowned the purported threat and asked the Igbo to disregard the threat and go out their normal businesses.