AGAINST the backdrop of ongoing clashes between the military and secessionist group, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) members in the south east, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has called for support for government’s effort to end agitations in the country.
Speaking in Abuja to State House correspondents after observing Friday prayers at the Aso Villa Mosque, he said the rise of agitations across the country must not be overlooked as it was with the Boko Haram during its early phase.
According to him, the near neglect of the insurgency earlier on almost made it uncontrollable.
He said: “When we heard of the problem of Boko Haram in this country when it started, we all looked the other way and it nearly consumed the nation.
“So, under this circumstances any agitation that is likely to lead the nation to the kind of problem we had, I think all Nigerians should support the government and put a stop to it.”
He said his administration has taken all necessary measures to maintain peace in Katsina in the midst of rising tension in the country.
The governor assured of the safety of lives and property in the state Irrespective of the origins of the residents.
He added: “As regards the tension in the country, we in Katsina State have put in necessary measures to ensure that the people living in the state irrespective of where they come from, their safety, their lives and their properties.
“On the general note on what is going on in the country, I think there is need for Nigerians to be very responsible in terms of dealing with issues of this kind in this country.”