Yerima Shettima, the national president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime will be held responsible for the death of any northerner in the country.
In a statement issued on Saturday by the AYCF, the group said it is unacceptable that thousands of Nigerians in Sudan, especially students, have not been evacuated.
He added that the Sudanese government had asked nations to evacuate their citizens within 3 days.
The group said the embassy would be held accountable if any Nigerian gets killed in Sudan.
“It is abundantly clear that lives are now at stake, especially for our Northern brothers and sisters schooling in Sudan, considering the escalation of this war, that involves the use of heavy-duty incendiary.
“As a group, we wish to make it categorically clear that if our innocent Northern brothers and sisters schooling in Sudan get killed in this war, we shall hold the Nigerian Embassy in Sudan accountable,” part of the statement read.
The group further reminded President Buhari that government is responsible for the protection of lives of citizens.
“We wish to emphasise that on no account should these young and innocent Nigerians be left to their own devices, because they have a fatherland that has the constitutional and legal responsibility to protect the lives of citizens anywhere they are on this planet.”