Tanko Yakassai puts Southerners on alert
* Says Northern youths flooding South not Almajiris
By Steve Oko
The growing fear among Southerners that the influx of Northern youths into states in the South has ulterior motives has been confirmed by one of the leading Northern voices, Tanko Yakassai.
The former Liaison Officer to President Shehu Shagari, on Tuesday, said that the Northern youths flooding the South “are not Almajiri”.
Yakassai, who tried to set the records straight regarding the influx of northern youths to the South, said the youths were not Almajirai.
Yakassai said in an interview that contrary to reports that the Northerners who are currently arriving Southern states in droves are almajiris (street urchins), the aliens do not have the ‘signature tune of almajiris.
His words :“You need to investigate those who are sending these Almajirai. Is it true that they are Almajirai?
“I saw a bunch of youths wearing shirts; the Almajirai don’t wear shirts. In the beginning, they said Fulani and now they changed to Almajirai.
“They wear the same things most of our compatriots wear. These are not the Almajirai from where I come from.
“This is part of the kill-and-hate Nigeria campaign and I will not be part of it.
“I am a committed Nigerian; I spent all my life, starting from 1953 when I was just 28 years old, to fight for the unity of Nigeria.
“I will not support or associate myself with anybody who is anti-Nigeria.”
Recall that despite the interstate lockdown Northern youths have been arriving Southern states in droves .
Some of them are hidden in trailers transporting goods to the region.
This development has since sparked fear and anxiety across the region as some say that Tue aliens are the foot soldiers of the speculated jihad war.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.