A youth group under the aegis of Katsina State Progressive Youth Alliance has declared its support for the quit notice served Igbos living in the north. The declaration is in contrast to Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, Emir of Katsina’s stance saying he will ensure no harm comes to Igbos in the state.
Explaining why the group was in support of the quit notice, Abdullahi Muhammed, Secretary of the group said: “Nnamdi Kanu operated a radio station in 2015 agitating for Biafra. He demanded in different part of the world that they want Biafra. “Kanu gradually continued and he was saying boldly and threatening that if they were not given Biafra, Somalia will be a peaceful land compare to Nigeria. I believe so many people read about what happened in Somalia, nobody wants history to repeat itself in Nigeria. We are still in that menace of Boko Haram, Kidnapping and so on. We don’t want anything in regard to Somalia, so let the Igbo’s go.
“Kanu ordered a sit at home whereby almost 70% of igbo people complied which implies they are in support of Kanu. He was given a bail condition and unfortunately violated the bail conditions. No religious leader, community leader or any leader who disassociated themselves from him. It was after the Kaduna declaration that the Ohaneze, Ndigbo and others begin to disassociate themselves from Kanu and his activities.
“How sure or convincing are we that they truely disassociated themselves from his activities or only a lip service on the media. Because he is still agitating for Biafra and we said if the leaders are not saying they are not interested, we want peace to reign in this country and northern Nigeria. “
We are not part of the umbrella body of Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG’s but we are in support and ardent lovers of the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG’s stand on igbo quit notice.”