The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has called for the immediate evacuation of South East students studying at University of Jos (UNIJOS), Plateau State.
The council said its stance was informed by the ongoing massacre of students of the institution by Fulani herdsmen.
National President of the council, Igboayaka O Igboayaka criticized Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi for remaining silent over the incessant killings and maiming.
Igboayaka regretted that Umahi, who is also the Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum has not spoken against the massacre of innocent people in Plateau State.
Addressing newsmen in Owerri, Imo State, Igboayaka urged Gov. Umahi to convoke a meeting of Southeast Governors within 24 hours to deliberate on how to evacuate Southeast students in the University of Jos.
He noted that Fulani herdsmen terrorizing the inhabitants of Jos and other ethnic nationalities are being aided by compromised federal security agents to carry out the carnage.
Igboayaka stated that the urgency of the security situation in Jos has led the Benue and Kogi State governors to evacuate their students in UNIJOS, pointing out that both South-east and South-south governors should immediately rescue and save the lives of the Igbo students studying in the institution.
He said: “It’s now obvious that Fulanis have declared war against all other ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.
“It’s paramount now for other ethnic nationalities to collaborate against every conspiracy of the present federal government to undermine the interest of other ethnic nationalities and to endanger their survival.
“To save Nigeria from more dangerous calamity and before other tribes will rise in revenge against Fulani tribe, Southeast governors should evacuate Igbo students in UNIJOS immediately.
Recall that about three UNIJOS students were killed by hoodlums during a reprisal attack along Bauchi-Ring Road in Jos, Plateau State, on Sunday. The incident occurred just 24 hours after gunmen killed 22 travellers along Rukuba Road, Jos North local government area of the state.