A group, under the auspices of Concerned Arewa Citizens has submitted a bill for approval and subsequent pass to law for registration of southerners residing or doing business in the North.
In the covering letter, signed by the group President General, Audu Bulama Bukarti and its General Secretary, Sunusi Umar Sadiq respectively, stated that the Bill which will be known as “Registration
of southerners and allied matters law,” is proposed for the consideration of the Kaduna State House of Assembly for onward deliberation and approval.
The Bill, according to the covering letter, will protect the state against crimes like drugs and human trafficking, kidnapping, armed robbery, importation of fire arms, pipeline vandalism and other terrorist activities, which have become prevalent in the south.
Thus, passing this Bill, subject to any modification this great house might make, is not only appropriate but necessary,” it stated. The Bill, which is in 7 paragraph stated that when it became law, shall
require southerners, which means indigenes or any indigene of the 17 states of Nigeria wishing to enter the boundaries of the state shall be permitted to do so unless he is duly registered with the appropriate authority.