President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday lashed out at Biafra agitators and other groups calling for the division of Nigeria. According to Buhari, many people who fought during the Nigerian civil war laid down their lives for the unity of this country and it will be wicked to allow their sacrifice be in vain. Buhari who said this while speaking at the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabiru Usman’s palace, stated that it will be better for all Nigerians to drown in a sea than for Nigeria to ever break up.
“Recently, some people who were not even born during the war are saying they want to divide Nigeria. I always say the civil war was fought for the unity of Nigeria because then we hadn’t even discovered oil let alone enjoying it. But two million people were killed. The way the Sahara is advancing, with Boko Haram, growing number of people and uncertainty over rainfall, in a land where we fought civil war leading to the death of about two million, for someone to just say he will chase us out? So where do we go?For Nigeria to divide now, it is better for all of us to jump into the sea and get drowned”he said
Source: The Nation