Quit Notice: Buhari’s aide meets Arewa youths

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Senator Babafemi Ojudu

Ojudu said the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Quit notice issued to Igbos by the group.

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, on Tuesday, August 23, 2017, held a meeting with the coalition of Northern youths.

According to Daily Post, Ojudu said the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Quit notice issued to Igbos by the group.

The President’s aide also told newsmen that the group has agreed to reconsider their stand on the issue.

He said they told him that the quit notice was a pre-emptive move, following the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB’s) alleged threat to destabilise the country.

In his words: “Had a lengthy and resourceful meeting with leaders of the Coalition of Northern Groups today.

“They were the youths who some weeks ago shocked the nation by issuing a notice to the Igbos to quit the Northern part of the country on or before October 1.

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“After the meeting, they resolved to reconsider their position and this will be made known at a press conference on Thursday.

“They described their action as pre-emptive because of the incessant threat of war by IPOB.”

In response to the quit notice issued to Igbos by the Northern youths, a group of Niger Delta militants known as the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, also ordered Northerners out of the Niger Delta region before October 1, 2017.