Ahead of the October 1 quit notice deadline previously issued by the Arewa youths, Igbo indigenes resident in northern Nigeria have been advised to return back to the southeast, by some concerned lawyers in Onitsha, Anambra state, Vanguard reports.
The lawyers – Samuel Chukwukelu, Ben Okoko and Maurice Efobi – made their comments while speaking to newsmen in Onitsha on Thursday, September 28.
Voice of Ndigbo gathers that the lawyers advised Igbos to vacate the north, whether the threat would be carried out or not and despite the fact that the quit notice had been revoked by the Arewa youths.
While advising Igbos not to be trapped like they were in 1966, the lawyers advised that instead of being at risk in a ‘foreign land’, Ndigbo should return to the southeast which has more comfortable homes for them.
Meanwhile, the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups (CNYG) withdrew the quit notice issued to Nigerians of Igbo extraction to leave the 19 northern states by October 1.
The CNYG’s decision to withdraw the quit notice followed series of meetings with numerous stakeholders.