The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), on Sunday, condemned the plan by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to arrest and extradite embattled deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, to the United States.
Last week, a court in the US ordered the FBI to track Kyari down and bring him to the country over his involvement with serial fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
Subsequently, Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), ordered the review of the allegations against Kyari, while promising to work with the FBI on the matter.
On Sunday, the Police Service Commission (PSC) suspended Kyari on the advice of the IGP.
Reacting to the development, Yerima Shettima, AYCF National President, in a press statement, warned that “nothing must happen to DCP Abba Kyari”.
Shettima said Kyari’s ordeal is an “attempted intimidation of a police officer right inside his independent fatherland”.
He described the move by the FBI as “totally unacceptable, a slap on the sensibility of our compatriots and a ridicule on one of our finest crack detectives”.
The group said it will keep tabs on the matter, stressing that there is no justification for “singling out one of Nigeria’s most effective and efficient police officers for castigation”.
He urged “all Nigerians who are truly patriotic to stand behind a man who has made an unrivalled mark on the sands of time by diligently serving his fatherland”.
Shettima called on relevant stakeholders in the country, especially civil society organizations to “rally round this officer who risked his life in multiple operations across Nigeria.
“While we are conscious of our sovereignty as a nation, we demand justice for a man with unrivalled records of detective capabilities in the recent history of Nigeria,” he stressed.