Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi state
The warning is from the Eze Ndigbo in the state, Eze Umezika, who stated that any unlawful agitation that will undermine the unity and peace of the nation, Vanguard reports.
Umezika made the remark today, December 13, during an interactive session with the Bauchi state Commissioner of Police, Baba Tijjani at the police headquarters in the state capital, as part of efforts to enhance existing police public partnership towards effective policing in the state.
The Eze expressed concerns over the recent agitations by some groups in some sections of the country, adding that the processions were unnecessary.
He said: “The new agitation for Biafra is a uncalled for , ill-conceived and ill-motivated. It is not in the interest of igbo communities and an attempt to destroy peace and unity presently enjoyed in the nation”
” It is also targeted to ignite a national conflict and cause chaos, pandemonium and confusion in the country. The Igbos have made tremendous progress since the civil war, hence the people of the South East and their future is better guaranteed and sustained within a united Nigeria.
“Nigeria is an indivisible entity and has gone beyond the issue of civil war. Any agitation must be within the ambit of respect for the indivisibility of Nigeria and the constitution.”
The Igbo leader assured the police boss of the willingness of the Igbo community in Bauchi state to cooperate and give maximum support to the police in order to ensure safety and security in the state. He commended the commissioner for the warm reception, hard work and selfless service of the officers and men of the Bauchi state police command in ensuring peace and stability in the state.
In his remark , the police boss assured the Igbo Community that his command is fully committed to providing safe and secure environment for all citizens. He encouraged them not to relent in providing useful information that may assist in protection of lives and property in the state.
Meanwhile Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, has called on religious leaders in Nigeria to appeal to those agitating for a republic of Biafra to let peace reign in the region.