Quit Notice to Igbo, Provocative, Threat to National Security – Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has added his voice against the ultimatum given by some groups of northern extraction, asking Igbo to leave the North on or before October 1, 2017, adding “it was provocative, and a grave threat to national security.”
The coalition of Northern groups, under the auspices of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, on Tuesday, had given all Igbo resident in the 19 states of the North a three-month ultimatum to quit or be forced out after the expiration of the October 1, 2017, deadline.
Atiku, in a series of tweets, Wednesday, however condemned the entire issue, blaming both the youths who initiated the threat and the Igbo who responded with like threat.
He warned that Nigeria is too precious and that the national challenges are too overwhelming, such that Nigerians cannot afford to “pander to divisive rhetoric,”
He tweeted:”Our country is too precious; our problems are too pressing to pander to divisive rhetoric.
“The ultimatum issued by a Northern youth coalition to the Igbos to quit the region is provocative, and a grave threat to national security.
“The counter response by a South-east group to Northerners is also reckless and thoughtless.”

Author: News Editor

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