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Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by prof2007: 8:22pm On May 23
Sudden influx of able bodied youths from different states in the North to states in the South East and South South is raising concern among people of the zones. Their movements became more worrisome as they are invading the states at a time the Federal and various state governments have restricted movements, with curfew even imposed.

It is very curious why this sudden influx. Initially, it was reported that Almajiris displaced from the Northern states were making their way to the South East. But a closer look at these people showed they were no almajiris but youths ranging from 15 to 30 years and above which belied the earlier speculation.

Incidentally, these youth are secretly entering the states as they hide under tucks conveying cattle and food stuff and some of them usually entered in the dead of the night. The question remains what their mission is, more so in a period interstate movements are banned and all the states in the country have closed their interstate boundaries because of the fight to flatten the curve of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

Worrisome is that despite the Federal government’s ban on interstate movements as well as 8pm to 6am curfew (as measures to curtail spread of Covid-19), these people beat all the security mounted from the various states all the way from the Northern states down to states in the south. This exposes the compromise of security men manning the various interstate boundaries.

Some of the youth were so desperate in getting down to the east that one of them rode all the way from Nasarawa state on a motorcycle to Enugu State where he was intercepted at Nsukka and asked to turn back to Nasarawa. For an example, on Wednesday, 6th May, about 7 mini buses and a luxury bus conveying the youths through the Enugu-Benue -Kogi boundaries were intercepted by the Nsukka Vigilante group and other local security, with the assistance of soldiers. They were escorted by soldiers out of Enugu back to where they were coming from.

The frequency has become worrisome. The matter has also given some of the governors concern that they now constantly come out in the night to monitor compliance to the curfew and some of them like Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Willy Obiano have been monitoring and arresting offenders. These movements have been witnessed in all the five states of the South East zone.

Also, in Enugu state, the local government areas boarding Benue and Kogi states like Isi-Uzo, Udenu, Igboeze North, Igboeze South, Nsukka and Uzo-Uwani council areas have been fortified with local security. At Awgu local government area of Enugu that has boundary with Abia state, the Vice Chairman of the Council, Mr. Lotachukwu Ogbonnia, on May 7, intercepted a truck loaded with about 30 Northern youths who claimed they were coming from Port Harcourt and were travelling to Kano state.

Initially, the driver of the truck told the Agwu Task force team that he was carrying salt but when the team insisted on searching, 30 human beings were rather discovered instead of salt. They were made to reverse and go back to wherever they were coming from.

Also, on Monday, May 11, the Nigeria Air force at its checkpoint at Penox junction, along Enugu-Ontisha expressway intercepted over 60 northern youths packed into a 40 feet container. They claimed they were going to Nassarawa state. The interception in the daytime, drew the attention of different security agencies and civilians, including the chairman of Enugu East local government area, Mr. Alex Ugwu.

Public Relations Officer of the NAF in Enugu, Flt Lt. John Ogili told Saturday Vanguard that the Air force team handed over the arrested northerners to the police. The police, it was learnt, reloaded the northern youths into a truck that took them out from Enugu and headed north while the truck that conveyed them was impounded by the police. Still in Enugu, some Shua Arabs from Niger republic were, on Tuesday this week, apprehended along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway with some loads and after interrogation the Chairman of Enugu South local government council, Mr. Monday Eneh turned them back toward the northern boundary where they said they came from.

The matter has been of concern to the people of south East prompting Ohaneze Ndigbo to react. Ohanaeze Ndigbo has rejected the ferrying of Northern youths and Almajiris in large numbers to the South East States, saying that their movement was not with good intentions. Publicity secretary of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Prince Uche Achi-Ogbaga wondered why the large numbers of youths from the North are making their way to the South East especially when interstate boundary movement is banned.

SOURCE (abridged): https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/05/tension-builds-up-over-influx-of-northern-youths-into-s-east/
Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by nwakibe: 8:27pm On May 23
Islamisation through jihad

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by flokii: 8:58pm On May 23
What is worrisome about it? we have daily influx of Igbos into South West same way.

If they can't stay in their region, let those who want to migrate there stay na.

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by FirstSon01: 9:00pm On May 23
I'm just waiting to see crazy comments from IPOB people. grin

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by FirstSon01: 9:00pm On May 23
flokii:
What is worrisome about it? we have daily influx of Igbos into South West same way.

If they can't stay in their region, let those who want to migrate there stay na.
Pained Afonja grin

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by MinorityOpinion: 9:04pm On May 23
Everything is marginalisation in planet Biafra...... You go to other people region no problem, but you will get angry when other people come into ur region. Is this not wickedness?

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by Sammy07: 9:06pm On May 23
flokii:
What is worrisome about it? we have daily influx of Igbos into South West same way.

If they can't stay in their region, let those who want to migrate there stay na.

Seconded. cool

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by 247day: 9:06pm On May 23
MinorityOpinion:
Everything is marginalisation in planet Biafra...... You go to other people region no problem, but you will get angry when other people come into ur region. Is this not wickedness?

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by Marine54(m): 9:32pm On May 23
MinorityOpinion:
Everything is marginalisation in planet Biafra...... You go to other people region no problem, but you will get angry when other people come into ur region. Is this not wickedness?
Na only SE you see there, you no see SS , abi you blind. Tropical Afanja....

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by SouthNigerian: 9:39pm On May 23
FirstSon01:
I'm just waiting to see crazy comments from IPOB people. grin

E-jihad divisionist.
Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by Marine54(m): 9:41pm On May 23
flokii:
What is worrisome about it? we have daily influx of Igbos into South West same way.

If they can't stay in their region, let those who want to migrate there stay na.
They left your region in 1967 and declared thier republic, you fought and brought them back in the name of one Nigeria. Why are you complaining ! Hypocrite....

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by Maize247: 9:48pm On May 23
When it comes to influx of people to other regions, After Ipob is Almajeri

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by Dogogo1900: 9:50pm On May 23
prof2007:
Sudden influx of able bodied youths from different states in the North to states in the South East and South South is raising concern among people of the zones. Their movements became more worrisome as they are invading the states at a time the Federal and various state governments have restricted movements, with curfew even imposed.

It is very curious why this sudden influx. Initially, it was reported that Almajiris displaced from the Northern states were making their way to the South East. But a closer look at these people showed they were no almajiris but youths ranging from 15 to 30 years and above which belied the earlier speculation.

Incidentally, these youth are secretly entering the states as they hide under tucks conveying cattle and food stuff and some of them usually entered in the dead of the night. The question remains what their mission is, more so in a period interstate movements are banned and all the states in the country have closed their interstate boundaries because of the fight to flatten the curve of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

Worrisome is that despite the Federal government’s ban on interstate movements as well as 8pm to 6am curfew (as measures to curtail spread of Covid-19), these people beat all the security mounted from the various states all the way from the Northern states down to states in the south. This exposes the compromise of security men manning the various interstate boundaries.

Some of the youth were so desperate in getting down to the east that one of them rode all the way from Nasarawa state on a motorcycle to Enugu State where he was intercepted at Nsukka and asked to turn back to Nasarawa. For an example, on Wednesday, 6th May, about 7 mini buses and a luxury bus conveying the youths through the Enugu-Benue -Kogi boundaries were intercepted by the Nsukka Vigilante group and other local security, with the assistance of soldiers. They were escorted by soldiers out of Enugu back to where they were coming from.

The frequency has become worrisome. The matter has also given some of the governors concern that they now constantly come out in the night to monitor compliance to the curfew and some of them like Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Willy Obiano have been monitoring and arresting offenders. These movements have been witnessed in all the five states of the South East zone.

Also, in Enugu state, the local government areas boarding Benue and Kogi states like Isi-Uzo, Udenu, Igboeze North, Igboeze South, Nsukka and Uzo-Uwani council areas have been fortified with local security. At Awgu local government area of Enugu that has boundary with Abia state, the Vice Chairman of the Council, Mr. Lotachukwu Ogbonnia, on May 7, intercepted a truck loaded with about 30 Northern youths who claimed they were coming from Port Harcourt and were travelling to Kano state.

Initially, the driver of the truck told the Agwu Task force team that he was carrying salt but when the team insisted on searching, 30 human beings were rather discovered instead of salt. They were made to reverse and go back to wherever they were coming from.

Also, on Monday, May 11, the Nigeria Air force at its checkpoint at Penox junction, along Enugu-Ontisha expressway intercepted over 60 northern youths packed into a 40 feet container. They claimed they were going to Nassarawa state. The interception in the daytime, drew the attention of different security agencies and civilians, including the chairman of Enugu East local government area, Mr. Alex Ugwu.

Public Relations Officer of the NAF in Enugu, Flt Lt. John Ogili told Saturday Vanguard that the Air force team handed over the arrested northerners to the police. The police, it was learnt, reloaded the northern youths into a truck that took them out from Enugu and headed north while the truck that conveyed them was impounded by the police. Still in Enugu, some Shua Arabs from Niger republic were, on Tuesday this week, apprehended along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway with some loads and after interrogation the Chairman of Enugu South local government council, Mr. Monday Eneh turned them back toward the northern boundary where they said they came from.

The matter has been of concern to the people of south East prompting Ohaneze Ndigbo to react. Ohanaeze Ndigbo has rejected the ferrying of Northern youths and Almajiris in large numbers to the South East States, saying that their movement was not with good intentions. Publicity secretary of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Prince Uche Achi-Ogbaga wondered why the large numbers of youths from the North are making their way to the South East especially when interstate boundary movement is banned.

SOURCE (abridged): https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/05/tension-builds-up-over-influx-of-northern-youths-into-s-east/
Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by Dogogo1900: 9:53pm On May 23
These SE people are always complaining.
How can you complain about a few Northern people when there are millions of SE people living in the North.
I hope they chase away all your SE people from the North let's see how you will feel.
Useless people.

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by kingawothefirst: 9:57pm On May 23
Marine54:
They left your region in 1967 and declared thier republic, you fought and brought them back in the name of one Nigeria. Why are you complaining ! Hypocrite....

No they got punished for breaking the constitution that they devised. Besides, being part of Nigeria doesn’t mean abandon your region ode.

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by MinorityOpinion: 10:20pm On May 23
Marine54:
Na only SE you see there, you no see SS , abi you blind. Tropical Afanja....

Are south south crying the way you cry?

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by Marine54(m): 10:28pm On May 23
MinorityOpinion:


Are south south crying the way you cry?
Afanja, i'm from south south , your useless divide and rule antics has fail..

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by Marine54(m): 10:34pm On May 23
Dogogo1900:
These SE people are always complaining.
How can you complain about a few Northern people when there are millions of SE people living in the North.
I hope the chase away all your SE people from the North let's see how you will feel.
Useless people.
Remember the ibos want thier own country, perhas chasing them away may be a opportunity. I not ibo though, but i support thier quest for freedom..
Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by FisifunKododada: 10:40pm On May 23
Maybe Igbos need Islam. Since Christianity has failed to give them sense.

Anyway, it is nothing but ONE Nigeria. This is the LEGACY of AZIKWE and IRONSI. Igbos should calm down and enjoy it.

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by MinorityOpinion: 10:43pm On May 23
Marine54:
Afanja, i'm from south south , your useless divide and rule antics has fail..

You can only deceive others, you're ebo from aba. Stop claiming SS. We know how igbos want to break away with Niger delta as their trophy, it is not happening.

Why do ebo want to create a mini Nigeria?

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by sirp9898(m): 10:45pm On May 23
What of the south west in south east hucking herbal roots

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by kingawothefirst: 10:47pm On May 23
MinorityOpinion:


You can only deceive others, you're ebo from aba. Stop claiming SS. We know how igbos want to break away with Niger delta as their trophy, it is not happening.

Why do ebo want to create a mini Nigeria?

Whatever mess they want to create will be worse than Nigeria
Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by Marine54(m): 10:53pm On May 23
MinorityOpinion:


You can only deceive others, you're ebo from aba. Stop claiming SS. We know how igbos want to break away with Niger delta as their trophy, it is not happening.

Why do ebo want to create a mini Nigeria?
Afanja, no need of arguing with you i'll be most cursed person on earth to deny my region,state and tribe.
Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by ZKOSOSO(m): 10:57pm On May 23
Using pesticides on street urchins from the bloody cursed land of core North is never a crime. Pray tell, Southerners are yet to know how to identify Boko Haram boys.

Those boys are Boko Haram boys moving down South to set up Sambisa II in the region.

The earlier we wake up and clip their wings the better..!
Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by adadike(f): 10:57pm On May 23
Aboki people , there is curfew and no inter state movement. It is not an Igbo man that impose the curfew, it's from an Aboki president. Biko, stay back in the north. What's pursuing Aboki people from their region? Stay back and enjoy your north. Igbo guys over here got no joy, if you do any how, you will see any how. Worst is that, these parasites will never rent a house, all they do is construct make shift shanties and deface the town.someone should interpret this in Awusa, ndi aboki keep off igboland for now.

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by MinorityOpinion: 10:58pm On May 23
Marine54:
Afanja, no need of arguing with you i'll be most cursed person on earth to deny my region,state and tribe.

You're indeed what you're. You're Denying your ebo heritage, If I were you I would do the same especially when Kanu is always ridiculing your people with his rants.

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Re: Tension builds over influx of northern youths into S/East by Marine54(m): 11:06pm On May 23
MinorityOpinion:


You're indeed what you're. You're Denying your ebo heritage, If I were you I would do the same especially when Kanu is always ridiculing your people with his rants.
Afanja i stand with the ibos no matter what you say......

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