Igbos have been advised not to panic because of the quit ultimatum issued by the Arewa Youth for Igbos residing in the northern part of the country to vacate before October one 2017. The Commissioner of Police, Enugu state Command, Mr. Dammalam Mohammed gave the advice in an interview with Radio Nigeria in Enugu.
“I thank God that some of the Northern elders, prominent people have acted immediately like my own Emir, the Emir of Katsina, he said that he is ready to defend igbos even if it means to cost his life. Igbos have migrated to the larger part of the country that nobody can chase them out anywhere.”
The Police Commissioner described the call by both sides to divide Nigeria as unfortunate, noting that the country had reached a stage where no individual or group could separate her.
“All this agitation, all the hate speech is nothing but democracy in action. You people should not take it serious, am assuring you that this country is a great country that God has joined together and whatever God has joined together , nobody should put asunder.”
Mr. Mohammed urged Igbos to continue to go about their normal businesses as the Federal Government and security agencies were on the watch. He explained that the Inspector-General of Police had already directed all the city commands to arrest and charge to court any person caught making hate speeches or sentimental statements in the country.