The Arewa Defence League, (ADL), a pro-Northern group, has condemned the on-going carnage perpetrated by the #EndSARS protesters in some parts of the country.
According to an issued press statement signed by its president, Murtala Abubakar, and made available yesterday, the ADL said it viewed the on-going destruction with grave concern and wished to draw the attention of young Nigerians who are being manipulated to perpetrate these unfortunate carnage to stop immediately as the motive of the sponsors is not altruistic.
In particular, the ADL said it viewed the attacks by the so-called protesters on business interests of other Nigerians in Lagos as an act of brigandage calculated to cause tribal disharmony and strongly deplored the attacks and arson on Federal Government facilities and institutions, noting that such acts were not only barbaric but treasonable.
According to the group, similar attacks were orchestrated in Kano at Sabon-Gari area by some Igbo elements, in order to set Kano and Northern Nigeria ablaze so that they could seize the opportunity and deprive Kano its age long status as the commercial nerve centre of the North.
ADL saluted the patriotic and mature conduct of the Kano youth who refused to fall into the dangerous trap in the name of # EndSARS protest by unpatriotic elements masquerading as protesters.
The pro-Northern group commiserated with those who were victims of the rampage and also sympathized with families of those killed or wounded, especially the innocent Nigerians caught in a cross-fire and called on Nigerian youths to be wary of agents of destabilization like Nnamdi Kanu and his co travelers, who out of their selfish and pecuniary gains and are out to mislead them into plunging our dear nation into avoidable chaos.