Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has asked Nigerians to support the Federal Government’s actions against the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Masari, who was in the Presidential Villa on Friday to observe the Ju’maat, said this while speaking with State House correspondents.
He advised Nigerians not to repeat the mistake of ignoring the activities of IPOB just as they ignored Boko Haram before the terrorist sect began launching attacks in other parts of the county.
The former Speaker of the House of Representatives warned that if IPOB is ignored, the group could consume the whole country just like Boko Haram almost consumed the whole country.
Masari said, “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.
“When the problem of Boko Haram started in the country, we looked the other way and it nearly consumed the nation. So, under these 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.”
The governor said his government had put measures in place to ensure that there are no attacks against anyone in Katsina State.
He said, “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 are safe.”
Repeated clashes between Nigerian soldiers and IPOB agitators led by Nnamdi Kanu, forced Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to declare a three-day dusk-to-dawn curfew in Abia State.
The governor said the state would continue to subscribe to the supremacy of the Nigerian Constitution and work with the Federal Government to forestall secessionist threats.
South-East governors as well as the South-East caucus in the Senate have called on the Federal Government to withdraw soldiers from the region.