Northern Women under the platform of Jam’iyar Matan Arewa, JMA, has kicked against the three-month notice issued to Igbos to vacate the north.
The women urged the youths behind the order they described as “unfortunate development ” to understand the importance of peaceful coexistence and sheath their swords of acrimony against the Igbos residing in the northern region.
A statement issued by its Interim President and former deputy governor of Kaduna State, Mrs. Pamela Sadauki, said, “We of the JMA as mothers, wives and sisters have read with a heavy heart the agitations for the breakup of our dear Nation by our youth and we wish to appeal to them for calm and peaceful coexistence.
“JMA therefore wishes to draw the attention of everyone in this great Illation to this very unfortunate development. Given the unfortunate situation that we have found ourselves today, we are hopeful that our youths will be bridge builders and patriotic towards our Nation building for a peaceful coexistence and not engage in negative agitations that will put our dear nation in jeopardy.
“Our history is full of gruesome scenarios and restlessness that have brought about horrific memories and we must be able to learn from our history to avoid further violence.
“We note some of the frustrating situation arising for the agitation for the breakup, but if you go by the global trend of nation breaking up, these nations still have not found the very core of the need of peace for coexistence.
“Ours can therefore not be different; we must learn from these and come up with viable solutions to our special needs.
“We therefore call on the Government to recognize these agitations and call for a stakeholder’s forum with the sincerity of purpose that would address this very unfortunate situation.
“As mothers, wives and sisters, we would sincerely like to appeal to our dear youths to sheath their swords and embrace peace so that Nigeria will continue to be great and be an example to other nations to follows.”