By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
FOLLOWING Kaduna state Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i ‘s allegation of importing foreigners by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its recently conducted Northwest presidential campaign in Sokoto, some youth in the state have given the Nigerian Immigration Service 24-hour ultimatum to respond to the governor’s claim.
In their numbers, the youths stormed the Federal Secretariat zonal office of NIS in the state capital with placards carrying various inscriptions.
However, some of which read “El-rufa’i is a liar”.
Spokesperson of the youths, Dr. Awwal Ahmad said they were disturbed by the allegation which has socio- economic and security implications.
“We wish to draw the attention of all the authorities concerned and agencies manning our borders to this allegation because it involved national security,” they said
Ahmad noted that the Governor’s claim had questioned the moral capacity of our security agencies and as such they need to respond to it.
“It is on this note that we, the law abiding citizens of Sokoto mobilized for this peaceful demostration and wish to issue a 24 hours ultimatum to the Nigeria Immigration Service to issue a statement in response to this powerful allegation, especially coming from the Chief Security Officer of a state,” he added
According to him” anything short of this could jeorpadize and compromise the security of Sokoto state.”The protesting youths, however, threatened to take decisive action if their demand was not met before the ultimatum elapse