Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari yesterday urged all Nigerians to be “very responsible” in dealing with the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He cautioned that citizens must not fold their arms as they did at the beginning of the Boko Haram crisis which he noted, nearly consumed the country.
Masari stated this in an interview with State House correspondents after joining President Muhammadu Buhari to observe the juma’at prayer at the Presidential Villa mosque.
“When we heard the problem of Boko Haram in this country when it started, we all 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.
The governor also called on all Nigerians to support the federal government in dealing with the current agitations in parts of the country.
He said in lieu of the tension in the country, his government had put necessary measures in place to ensure safety of lives and property of all people living in the state “irrespective of where they come from.”
“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,” Masari said.