The Federal Government explained why it has not arrested the architects of the Coalition of Northern Youths’ quit notice issued to the Igbo living in the North.
The explanation came on the heels of calls by United Nations (UN) experts for the arrest of those behind the June 6 quit notice.
At a news conference in Abuja yesterday, Attorney-General of the Federation & Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) said: “The way the government works is that a lot of considerations naturally come into play. One is investigation, which is not time-bound; two, security consideration; three, expeditious determination and consideration of public interest.
“But one thing that is certain is that the government is ever alive to its responsibilities and whoever is found wanting, regardless of the length of time, will definitely be brought to book.
“That is the way it works. I assure you that the government will, within the context of its responsibilities, work to ensure good governance, justice, peace and fairness in the nation.”
Their spokesman of the youths, AbdulAziz Suleiman, said the withdrawal was as a result of consultations and pressure from various groups.