Two Northern groups, the Arewa Citizens Action for Change (ACAC) and the Arewa Youth Development Foundation (AYDF) have warned former Niger Delta warlord, Mujaheed Asari Dokubo to desist from making uncomplimentary remarks against northern leaders, its elders and people.
In a statement signed by the Director, Action and mMobilisation of ACAC, Aminu Adam, and the National President of AYDF, Barr Ali Usman, in Kaduna yesterday, the Arewa groups said, “we have observed with great concern the persistent unrestrained verbal attacks on the generality of the people of northern Nigeria and its interests by Ijaw community’s Asari Dokubo.
“Recently, Asari Dokubo, perhaps, emboldened by government’s backing, has graduated to attacking the revered Sultan of Sokoto, the distinguished Emir of Kano and respected leaders like Generals Muhammadu Buhari and Ibrahim Babangida more so, our great politicians in person of Atiku Abubakar and Lawal Kaita.
“We feel obliged to respond to some of his ranting and warn him to desist forthwith from uttering further uncomplimentary remarks against the north, its leaders, elders and people by reminding him that both he and his paymasters do not have monopoly of the apparatus of rascality.
“We are worried that it is only in Nigeria that a person with notoriety for violent incursions on his county’s economic base and glaring show of ignorance should be accorded official cover to wage verbal attacks on statesmen, and people who have made great sacrifices for their country.
“While we join our brothers in the forum for the protection and defence of the integrity of northern elders in urging the northern elders not to respond to utterances by Asari, we still warn him that we are equal to the task of protecting the interest of every northerner and ready to take him on anytime.
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