Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has called on Nigerians to support the Federal Government’s moves against the Indigenous People of Biafra and other secessionist groups.
Masari made this call while speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa on Friday where he observed the Ju’maat.
He urged 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.”
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.”
The governor added the state would continue to subscribe to the supremacy of the Nigerian Constitution and work with the Federal Government to forestall secessionist threats.