Lawmaker representing Kaduna Central, Senator Sani Shehu, has reacted to threat issued by a Northern group that Igbos should vacate the North, saying no ethnic group has the right to eject another ethnic group in the country.
Recall that the spokesperson of a Northern Coalition group, Coalition of Northern Youths, CNY, Abdulaziz Suleiman, had ordered Igbos to vacate the region in three months.
Speaking yesterday, Suleiman had said the entire Northern Nigeria was done with coexisting with the Igbos and was asking that “all Igbos currently residing in any part of Northern Nigeria are hereby served notice to relocate within three months and all northerners residing in the East are advised likewise.
“The persistence for the actualization of Biafra by the unruly Igbo of South-Eastern Nigeria has lately assumed another alarming twist which involved the forceful lockdown of activities and denial of other people’s right to free movement in the South-East by the rebel Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its overt and covert sponsors.”
But reacting to the comment by Suleiman, on Wednesday, the lawmaker maintained that Nigeria was a republic and has come to stay.
Shehu took to his Facebook and wrote: “No region or any ethnic group has the right to eject or instigate an ejection of other ethnic group. This is a republic that has come to stay.
“In the past it overcame secession, ethnic and religious violence and shall always outlive those promoting it.”