The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has claimed that officials of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences were harassing commercial motorcyclists who were mainly northerners in the state.
The AYCF in a statement on Monday by its President, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, said that the task force had been invading homes of northerners and taking away their motorcycles, warning that this might spark reprisals against southerners in the North.
The group said: “We reliably gathered that using Gestapo style, the Lagos Task Force officials have been invading homes of northerners in Lagos in ungodly hours of the night and carting away motorcycles while forcefully abducting the occupants and hauling them into detention.
“We dare say we have not seen this kind of impunity against northerners in recent years. It is even strange that this is coming from the South-West, a zone that expects the North to hand over the Presidency to it in 2023.”
He added: “We are deeply disturbed by this rather uncivilised conduct in the 21st century, happening in a supposedly cosmopolitan city like Lagos.”