Friday, 9 June 2017

Eviction notice on Igbos: Hausa businessmen desert streets in Cross River State


Northern traders resident in Southeast have deserted some major streets in Cross River State for fear of imminent attack following the eviction notice served on the Igbos three days ago by Arewa Youths. 

Our source who went round some streets in the state, including Bokobiri, a Hausa settlement area, Calabar road, watt, Marian road, Housing estates, Beach markets, Ika Ika Oqua and others across the state, observed that most of the Hausa businessmen and traders, including coblers deserted the streets for fear of attack.
Condemning the utterances of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), a Hausa man who gave his name as Mohammed called on law enforcement officers to arrest those behind the order of eviction of the Igbos.
“We have been doing business in this state for several years but nobody attacked us, even in the North, nobody attack our brothers and sisters. What justification have they to order the eviction of the Igbos? They have none, please let they allow us leave here in peace and do our business too.”
Another elderly Hausa man who refused to disclose his identity lamented the trend and called on security agents to leave up to expectation by arresting those he described as enemy of pro“We should not allow this division to happen in our time; we have been leaving as one, it shouldn’t be now that people should ask somebody to quit, what about the multi-million naira investment such people have?”

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