Arewa youths, Igbo representatives form panel to resolve crisis

Arewa youths, Igbo representatives form panel to resolve crisis

- Northern youths met with representatives of Igbo in northern states in Kaduna on Friday, August 4

- They met to discussed the controversial quit notice issued by Arewa youths to Igbos living in the North

- The two groups for a panel to look into the crisis and come up with ways to reconcile the warring parties

A panel to look into ways for reconciliation has been formed following a meeting of Northern youths and Igbo representatives in Kano state on Friday, August 4.

The panel was given 72 hours to produce an acceptable position on the quit notice.

During the meeting, Eze Ndigbo in Kano, Boniface Ibekwe, demands to know where the northerners want the Igbos to go. Ibekwe said most of the Igbos in the north are of northern extraction and they have no where to return to.

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The five members of the committee representing the Igbo are Boniface Ibekwe, Chi Nwogu, Chris Nnoli, Ngozi Nwaiwe and Magnus Ihejirika.

While the northern representatives are Abdullahi Utoro, Abba Bukar, Dauda Shamakari and Ado Mohammed.

The meeting was facilitated by one Issa Tijani, a former Chairman of the Kano State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress.

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The northern group was led by Yerima Shettima, while the Igbo group was led by Chief Chi Nwogu.

Meanwhile, report has it that the Department of State Services (DSS) is planning to invite three ex-ministers and some prominent Nigerians for questioning following their announcement as cabinet members in an interim government for the Republic of Biafra.

The federal government was worried that after a secessionist organisation, Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF) announced them as cabinet members, they have not disowned the group more than 72 hours after.

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Source: Naija.ng

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