Just as President Muhammadu Buhari settles back into office, Northern youths have asked him to clamp down hard on his detractors and fight sectionalism in order not to derail Nigeria.
They also urged the President to immediately remove from the seat of power those they described as cabal holding his government to ransom.
To be able to do so, the youths asked Buhari to begin to bite those causing trouble for the country rather merely continuing to bark at them
According to the youths, this will send a strong message to potential troublemakers.
The youths, under the aegis of Arewa Youths Forum, pleaded with the Federal Government to immediately arrest the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, for trying to break the country into pieces for his selfish interest.
These requests were contained in a statement signed by National President of the group, Alhaji Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu
The statement read:
As critical stakeholders that have been praying and keeping vigil for your safe return, youths from the 19 Northern states implore you to, as a matter of urgency, immediately send out the cabal that has been impeding on the progress of your administration.
This cabal, that many refer as the hyenas and the jackals, has been hindering men of goodwill in your administration, including the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, from functioning properly. We believe that the earlier you send them away the better it would be for your government.
Also, after a cursory look at the state of the nation and the increasing division caused by inflammatory statements from almost every part of the country, AYF is calling on you to start biting instead of barking.
We are happy that the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has finally decided to take the situation in the country serious and deal with hate speech.
However, the activities of a character like Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, which have given rise to the quit notice issued to the South-East people by the Coalition of Northern Youths and the Niger Delta Agitators ultimatum and their consequent fallouts in the country need to be dealt with immediately.