The coalition of Northern youth groups
that asked Igbos to leave Northern
Nigeria has temporarily withdrawn its
The groups, under the banner of the
Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, issued
the quit notice in June , asking Igbos to
leave before October 1 and claiming
their demand was in response to
secessionist stance of some pro-Biafran
groups, like Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB.
The quit notice to the Igbos has been
condemned by most Nigerians including
the federal government, several state
governments and traditional rulers.
The groups announced a suspension of
the quit notice on Thursday at a press
briefing at the Transcorp hotel in Abuja.