Delta state Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, has said the mass movement of able-bodied youths from the Northern parts of the country to the Southern parts not part of any agenda to attack the south.
Addressing newsmen in Warri, Aniagwu said the youths are in the south to seek greener pastures.
“There’s no truth in claim that the northern youths moving massively to the South are coming in anticipation of possible attack in this part of the country. The truth is that the movement is a desperate move for survival.
“These people in the North also have relations and friends who are already living in the South and they are getting feelers of how they are working and making ends meet in the South, especially with menial jobs that they being hired to work on daily basis.
“What you see happening now is that while those in the South sees travelling abroad as their greener pastures these people also are beginning to see the South East, South-South and South-West as their abroad where they can come to seek greener pastures.
“You can also see from the reports we are getting that there were no guns recovered from them during the time the trucks conveying them were intercepted and that goes to show that they are harmless in search of how to earn their daily bread” he said.
“We can’t wish away the fact that many of our youths in this part of the country are either too lazy or feeling too big to do certain menial jobs but these Hausa boys are ever ready and willing to carryout these jobs and earn a living from it.
“You know know the value of earning N2,000 per day in the South from doing all sorts of menial jobs but an Hausa guy will be proud to earn such and save to send more to his people at the end of the month”, he stated.