Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum says the northern Nigeria is a rich region and can survive on its own without support from the south.
The spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum, Mr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed has stated that so far the north has the population, it can move for the presidency in 2023.
Engr Mamman Maisalati, the national coordinator of Our North, Our Pride Coalition, cautions northern youth groups against being used by enemies of Nigeria.
The Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai says northern Nigeria students should be allowed to compete with their mates in other parts of the country.
The youth group called on former President Obasanjo to urgently summon a meeting of elder statesmen with a view to addressing Nigeria's security challenges.
The national chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Chief Audu Ogbeh, said the repentant Boko Haram members should be made to pay for their sins too.