The Coalition of Northern Group had the audacity to threaten “decisive action” against Southerners over Ruga rejection because their people are in charge of key apparatuses in Nigeria, Reno Omokri has revealed.
President Muhammadu Buhari had bowed to pressure and suspended the Ruga scheme after many states of the federation rejected the plan, saying they will not offer their territories for Fulani cattle rearers.
This prompted the group Wednesday to release threats to dislogde all Southerners resident in its territories if the Ruga scheme is not implemented within 30 days ultimatum.
Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the spokesperson for the group said, “We place President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government on notice that they must act to halt and completely stop this raging madness within 30 days begining from today, Wednesday July 3, 2019.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we advice the federal authorities and the southern leaders to heed the 30-day notice failing which we must definitely led be led to no option than to consider resorting to our decisive line of action.
“We remind the nation, so long the Fulanis will not be allowed to enjoy their citizens’ right of living and flourishing in any part of this country, including the south, no one should also expect us to allow any southerner to enjoy the same in northern Nigeria
Omokri, who was a spokesperson to the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, took to social media to react to statement from the group, saying they had the boldness to make such insensitive statement because they have backings from Northerners who hold key position in the country.
He said, “Below is the reason why the Coalition of Northern Groups had the AUDACITY to threaten “DECISIVE ACTION” against SOUTHERNERS over RUGA in a nationwide broadcast yesterday: Head of EXECUTIVE: Core Northern Muslim; Head of LEGISLATURE: Core Northern Muslim; Head of JUDICIARY: Core Northern Muslim; Head of ARMY: Core Northern Muslim; Head of POLICE: Core Northern Muslim
Head of 10 LAW ENFORCEMENT/INTELLIGENCE agencies: Core Northern Muslim; Head of NSA: Core Northern Muslim.
Omokri further classified statement from the Northern group as “violation of the constitutional provision of Federal Character” adding that “when this same group made a similar threat in 2017, General Buhari arrested Nnamdi Kanu instead of the leaders of the Coalition of Northern Groups that gave Southerners a quit notice from the North.”