By Adesina Wahab
A coalition beneath the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Discussion board (YAF), on Thursday suggested Nigerian youths to not permit themselves for use by some aggrieved individuals and teams to instigate violence and trigger troubles within the nation beneath the guise of protesting towards perceived injustices.
YAF additionally kicked towards the deliberate ‘lockdown or sit-at-home’ by some Yoruba teams scheduled to start from Monday, subsequent week, in solidarity with the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra’s sit-at-home motion within the South-East.
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YAF warned that such deliberate protests and lockdown are geared toward bringing down the nation and the incumbent administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Discussion board said this towards the backdrop of plans by some teams to hold out protests throughout the nation towards the Federal Authorities on October 1 and the plan to start the deliberate sit-at-home in solidarity with IPOB from subsequent Monday.
YAF Nationwide Coordinator, Adeshina Animashaun, gave this warning at a press convention in Lagos to mark the 61st Independence anniversary celebrations.
Animashaun said that Nigerian youths needs to be cautious and vigilant to keep away from unknowingly aiding or collaborating in violent actions beneath the aegis of unpatriotic teams and people claiming to be championing their rights to protest and agitate for Nigeria’s dismemberment.
YAF warned that partaking in such actions, willingly or unwillingly, may have severe penalties for them as they may very well be unknowingly aiding terrorism beneath a special guise cloaked as patriotic actions.
The Discussion board, due to this fact, urged Nigerian youths and residents to go joyfully have a good time the nation’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday, October 1 and go about their regular enterprise from Monday, October 4, 2021 by refusing to partake in any disruptive and damaging sit-at-home actions.
The Discussion board coordinator additional suggested conventional rulers within the nation to counsel youths of their domains to embrace peace, eschew violence and to not permit themselves to be cajoled into becoming a member of unlawful protests and sit-at-home motion organised by teams, people and aggrieved politicians pretending to be agitating for a greater Nigeria.
It additionally suggested mother and father to warn their youngsters of the results of crime and treason that their participation in such unlawful actions might deliver upon them.
YAF added, “The folks of each nation collectively decide their very own future, however the intelligent the folks, the higher the destiny of their nation. We as Nigerians maintain the future of our expensive fatherland in our palms and no matter we do with it determines our collective future.
“It’s towards this backdrop that YAF appeals to teeming Nigerian youths to not permit themselves for use by some aggrieved Nigerians and failed politicians to foment hassle, particularly on such a pink letter day our expensive nation shall be celebrating our cherished freedom from colonial rule.
“YAF is conscious of plans by some aggrieved teams and people to violate the legal guidelines of the nation on October 1, 2021, and from Monday, October 4, 2021, by finishing up unlawful and unwarranted protests and so-called sit-at-home towards the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for no matter causes greatest identified to them and their sponsors.
“We wish to warn that such protests are more likely to end in violence and wanton destruction of lives and property, which our nation can ill-afford at a interval all Nigerian residents needs to be joyous and celebrating,” he stated.