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Saturday 5 December 2015

BIAFRA PROTESTS| Do Not Bring Protests To The North – Shettima Warns

BIAFRA PROTESTS| Do Not Bring Protests To The North – Shettima Warns

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno has warned Biafra agitators not to carry their protest to the northern parts of Nigeria as the region was still dealing with Boko Haram insurgency.

The governor who is also the chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum called for “firm measures and on alert” so as to prevent a repeat of the violent Biafra protest that occurred in Onitsha, Anambra state on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

The Wednesday December 2, 2015 protest resulted in a violent face-off between Pro-Biafra protesters and security operatives which eventually led to the death of two police officers and some protesters.

Governor Shettima said Boko Haram’s violence in the country was enough problem and the country could not afford to battle separatist protests at a time when the whole country is expected to stand firm in unity.

“The evils being perpetrated by the Boko Haram insurgents against innocent Muslims, Christians and followers of other religions, regardless of their geo-political divides since the last six years, were more than enough trouble for the country. Hence; there is need to come together as a single unit to collectively fight terrorism that is a threat to all law-abiding citizens of the nation.”

He also added ; “We condemn the Wednesday crisis in very strong term. We have been in touch with one another today. The governors of major cities in the North in particular, have been in critical touch to share thoughts and we have collectively taken firm measures to ensure that the violence doesn’t spread to any part of the 19 northern states and we will also be working with our colleagues in the South to nip the crisis in the bud, but we will not disclose the measures we have taken so that those who may want to take advantage of the Onitsha mayhem don’t know our strategies.”

Kashim Shettima (born 2 September 1966) is a Nigerian agricultural economist who was elected Governor of Borno State, Nigeria in the 26 April 2011 national elections, running on the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) platform, now part of the main opposition bloc, APC

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