The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, (AYCF) has vowed to shut down Nigeria if anything should happen to embattled Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) DCP Abba Kyari, following his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over fraud and money laundering allegations, as well as the subsequent suspension by the Police Service Commission (PSC).
The AYCF, in a statement signed by the National Coordinator, Yerima Shettima and made available to Ripples Nigeria on Monday, declared that “nothing must happen to decorated officer, Abba Kyari,in the wake of his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” or they will crumble the country.
The group described Kyari’s current travails as “the attempted intimidation of a police officer right inside his independent fatherland.”
It also rejected the “purported plans to arrest DCP Kyari,” describing the move by the FBI as “totally unacceptable, a slap on the sensibility of our compatriots and a ridicule on one of our finest crack detectives.”
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“The AYCF hereby warns the FBI and all those trying to rubbish the good works of DCP Abba Kyari that we will resist such attempts with everything within our powers.
“We are keeping taps on the happenings in the matter as there is no justification for singling out one of Nigeria’s most effective and efficient police officers for castigation.
“We are calling all Nigerians who are truly patriotic to stand behind a man who has made an unrivalled mark on the sands of time by diligently serving his fatherland.
“We also call on relevant stakeholders in the country, especially civil society organizations, to rally round this officer who risked his life in multiple operations across Nigeria, a fact proved many times through BBC news coverage of such operations.
“While we are conscious of our sovereignty as a nation, we demand justice for a man with unrivalled records of detective capabilities in the recent history of Nigeria”, the group said.
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