Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA) says it is prepared to fight anyone who threatens chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa.
After becoming head of the anti-graft agency, Bawa said he had received death threats from high-profile figures.
Mohammed Salihu Danlami, the speaker of the Arewa Youth Assembly, said that Bawa must not be discouraged from doing what is right.
“Any attack or threat on the Chairman is a threat on us, so we will have to investigate who made the threat, and we will use the law to deal directly with the perpetrator to deter other individuals from bearing such thoughts,” he said.
“We should not take this threat for granted. From the moment the Chairman was appointed, we showed our support and respect for him, and we look forward to working with him so he can achieve his goal.”
Threatening the EFCC boss is a setback in the fight against corruption, according to the group, stating, “Money meant for infrastructure, health, education, roads, etc has over the years been embezzled by few individuals. As concerned Nigerians, our goal and mission is to eradicate corruption in Nigeria.