Press Release - 1st December, 2014
We received with utter shock and disbelief the totally false, malicious, divisive and Devilish audio statements making the rounds in the social media.
The Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) is a non political, non religious, non ethnic, gender friendly, peace building, national unity and sustainable development driven non governmental organisation that has spent the past 13 years in development work.
This obviously sponsored religious-political audio statements is not the modus operandi of AYF and its not in it's character, but a feeble and spurious attempt to tarnish our hard earned achievements over the years.
The so called "Ahmad Ahmad Bashir" is not and has never been a member of the leadership of AYF at any of it's structures from the National Executive Council (NEC), Zonal, states, local governments or wards. Also,the leadership structure of AYF doesn't have a Chairman or Publicity secretary.
The AYF is currently on a peace building and conflict mitigation project in the states of Kaduna, Taraba, Nasarawa and Bauchi states. Also,we are training Youths against being used as agents of political thuggery and indeed, any form of violence.
We therefore condemn in the strongest possible terms this laughable attempt and call on all the youths of northern Nigeria to remain law abiding and be partners and positive agents of sustainable peace and national development.
National Director, Public Affairs
Arewa Youth Forum
1st December, 2014