Four days after the police said it had launched a manhunt for the leaders of the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups that warned the Igbo to leave the North within three months, no member of the group has been arrested.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the coalition were said to have been seen holding meetings at Arewa House in Kaduna after last Tuesday when they issued their threat at a press conference.
A police source said they had continued to meet in the Arewa House daring security agents to arrest them. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State had, on Wednesday, ordered the police to arrest the leaders of the coalition.
The police said the order would be carried out. But the situation took a twist on Friday, after the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, backed the youths’ call on the Igbo to leave the North.
A source close to the NEF told Sunday Vanguard, last night, that the elders’ group’s position was a strategy designed to embolden the youths coalition.
Vanguard, June 11, 2017
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