Thursday, September 21, 2017

Arewa, Igbo Youths Sue for Peace in Anambra
By Emma Elekwa, Awka
Nigeria Daily Trust
Sep 20 2017 4:06PM

Arewa and Igbo youths, under the auspices of Arewa youths, Anambra state chapter and Igbo Peace movement, on Wednesday signed a peace pact with a resolve to the commitment of a united, peaceful and indissoluble Nigeria.

Signing the pact in Awka, Anambra State during a press conference, the groups, resolved to take steps towards ensuring that no civil unrest would be experienced in the country again.

In a communique signed by the President of Arewa Youths ,Alhaji Bello Maigari and the Leader of  Igbo Peace Movement, Divine Onyekachi, said the pact was necessary as there could be  reasons for agitations by some sections of the country.

They commended the federal and state governments for the measures taken in reassuring Nigerians of the country's unity, especially the recent visit of some Northern governors to douse the tension in the south eastern region.

"Peace and unity of the country are paramount and should supersede every other interest.

"The country's strength is in the nation's unity in diversity and only convergence of efforts from all ethnic groups can make Nigeria reclaim its rightful place in the comity of nations." the group stated.

They underscored the need for Nigerians to always channel their energy and resources on things that would restore the lost glory of Nigeria rather than things that would divide it.

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