The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has warned Northerners against traveling to the Southeast due to the high rate of insecurity in the region.
The National Chairman of ACF, Audi Ogbe, issues a warning in a statement released on Monday, May 31. He expressed worry over increasing attacks and killings of northern residents in the Southeast or those visiting the zone. He said the travel advisory was issued while taking into cognizance the killings of northern leaders in 1966, which he said triggered the events that led to the civil war.
A part of the statement reads,
“ACF issues a strong advisory to all Northerners who may wish to travel to the Southeast. Northerners should weigh the importance and necessity of such travels. Unless such trips are absolutely necessary and compelling nature, like matters of life and death, they should not be made”.
The travel advisory comes barely 24 hours after former Presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak, was murdered by IPOB members in Imo State.