The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum announced, after a meeting in Abuja on Thursday, 24th August, 2017, that it has withdrawn its quit notice to Igbos living in the northern part of the country. Present at this meeting were the Governor of Borno State, some Igbo traditional rulers, and elders from the north.
Earlier this year, on 6th June, the group gave the Igbos living in the north a three months’ notice to vacate the area.
However, this move attracted widespread criticism, with many people saying that Nigerians had the constitutional and human rights to live peacefully and own property wherever they choose.
This decision to withdraw the quit notice came barely three weeks after the northern youths met with Igbo leaders in Kano to talk about and thrash out the issues disturbing the peace.