- The Northern Elders Forum warned agents of secession in the country to desist from it
- The NEF reminded those championing the agitation for secession to learn lessons from the Nigerian civil war
Northern elders in Nigeria have warned those fanning the embers of disunity in the country to immediately desist from it.
Under the Northern Elders Forum, the leaders in the region said Nigeria cannot break-up and that they were committed to this unity which started since 1914.
While cautioning against the quit notice issued to Igbo people in the north, they also described those agitating for secession as agents of disunity.
They also condemned some elders in the region for making alleged unguarded comments that could further cause chaos in the country.
“It is unfortunate that at this moment, such unguided remarks are coming out from supposedly elders of the region,” a leader of the forum, Dr. Paul Unongo said when he paid a condolence visit to the family of late Maitama Sule.
According to Unongo, those causing troubles in the country do not understand the reality of the country.
He also said those issuing the quit notice and are speaking in favour of it do not represent the north and have not learnt any lesson from the Nigerian civil war.
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He said: “No safe haven of those whose penchant for disunity is on a crude pedestal, regardless of the consequences of their campaign of attrition.
“An evidence of our commitment as one northern entity and to sustain the legacy left behind by Danmasanin is the decision of my colleagues in the Forum to trust me with its leadership.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Igbo indigenes in the north under the auspices of Ndigbo Youth Council in 19 northern states recently cautioned some senior members of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo against utterances capable of heating up the polity and putting their lives in danger.
Leader of the group, Chief Obinna Nwankwo, gave the warning in a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, July 18.
Watch this video concerning the quit notice to Igbo people in the north: