Northern youths under the umbrella of Northern Youths Leaders Assembly, have stated their intention to take hostile action against anyone who further attacks the image of President Muhammadu Buhari, who they said has been working very hard to set the nation on the path of progress.
The threat was issued by the group in a communiqué endorsed by its Chairman, Communiqué Drafting Committee, Yakubu Danlami and Secretary, Kwuanu Terrence. The Northern Youths Leaders Assembly stated that it will no longer tolerate any insults to the family of the president as well as members of the president’s cabinet.
The youths warned:
“We warn that the North will no longer tolerate any further attack on the image, family and character of President Muhammadu Buhari in his quest to make Nigeria a better place for all. We take particular exception to our Service Chiefs, security personnel and their families being harassed needlessly and we will not hesitate to mobilize our resources to take on anyone who think they can use their image as a chess pawn in the game playing out in the media.”
The group complained that holders of political and public offices were being demonised and criminalised as a result of what they stand for, adding that the highest point of this development is the rebirth of separatist movements and militant groups in the south of the country to harass the Buhari Presidency.
According to the Northern youth group, some of the people backing these anomalies have publicly declared that they are doing it in order to show their ethnic dissatisfaction. They however acknowledged that this does not bode well for the nation considering efforts to promote the concept of a one Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the youth assembly have established a media team whose job it is to counter propaganda against the north and constantly highlights the President’s contributions to Nigeria’s democracy.