The Arewa Youth Federation has dissociated itself from the call for revolution, advising youths from the region against allowing themselves to be used. The group said the call was against a democratically elected government, saying “activism is not madness and must be done within acceptable standards.”
Addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday, the president of the group, Adamu Kabir Matazu, said: “We commend the Department of State Services (DSS) for their prompt arrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore and we call on the DSS to investigate his connection with Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB and their known collaborators in Nigeria should immediately be arrested for questioning because we suspect they were hired to destabilize our country by some foreign interests or some faceless politicians who lost out in the last general election.
“We also want to warn those misguided youths that are in league with Sowore to desist from this madness and shouldn’t allow themselves to be used or hoodwinked by people who no longer have stake in Nigeria. They need to understand that activism is not madness and we are ready to counter-march them fire for fire and we can go to any length to defend our emerging democracy against any individual, groups or foreign interests who want to serve as agent of instability in our nation.”