We will no longer tolerate violence against our people, says Northern Elders’ Forum
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has stated that the north will no longer tolerate violence against its people in the southern region of the country.
The disclosure was made by the chairman of the forum during a town hall meeting with members of the northern community in Port Harcourt.
Ango Abdullahi, NEF chairman, said the elders visited the state to commiserate with northerners who were attacked during the #EndSARS protests.
He said northerners in the state suffered “enormous loss of lives and assets” during the protest.
He added that people should be able to live anywhere irrespective of their ethnicity and religion.
“We came because we saw no reason innocent residents where ever they are irrespective of where they come from who are not participating in the protest will be subjected to violence. They suffered enormous violence and loss of lives and assets of various magnitude, “he said.
“What was surprising to us was that those that perpetrated the violence against northerners are the same people who are crying more and calling for compensation other than those, who suffered the consequences.
“We take particular delight when we talked with the governor of the state. We were told by residents of Rivers state that the governor was particularly interested in protecting them and their rights as he swore in his oath of office.
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