Biafra Agitation, Northern Threat Unconstitutional – Osinbajo
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has described as unconstitutional the threat by the northern youths against Igbo ethnic group as well as the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra for a separate republic.
Osinbajo said this during one of his interactions with northern leaders and elders of the Southeast over the recent quit notice issued by the youth wings of the Arewa Consultative Forum to Igbo people resident in the north.
Osinbajo said that the Federal Government would not take it lightly with whosoever that are behind the threat and hate speeches to disunite the country.
Calling on all ethnic nationalities to develop ways to live in peace and unity, the acting president noted that the government had put in place the necessary apparatus to ensure peace and harmony in the country.
The northern youths issued a quit notice to Igbo people and gave them ultimatum till October 1, to leave the northern region or face serious attack.
In a similar development, the Department of the State Service, DSS had called on those who were making hate speeches to desist from such as it promised to arrest and prosecute such a person.
In a statement signed by the DSS spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent, the agency described as disturbing the threat by some members of an ethnic group to others.
It stated that the quit notice by some northern youths was a desperate attempt and warned those he called mischievous elements to stop the aggression.
According to the statement the DSS would stop any attempt to steer the ship of Nigeria to calamity and destruction.
Meanwhile a Coalition of Ethnic Nationalities have pleaded for calm and called for the convening of a national confab.