Northerners told not to retaliate on Igbos living across R/Niger
By; Buhari B. Bello, Jos.
People of Northern Nigeria; both Christians and Muslim have been told not to take vengeance over the killing of their people in the Eastern part of the Country by the BIAFRA agitators as they are being persuaded by both Religious and Community leader not to descend on the Igbos living in the region.
Shiek Al hassan Sa’afed who reiterated the calls made at all the Friday Mosques in Jos Metropolis said “communication has been received from the Office of Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar to all Muslim in the region on the matter“.
He told the Congregation at the Friday prayers that “we received a circular from the Sultanate not to react violently over the events in Onitsha and other eastern part of Nigeria“.
According to him, those agitating dividing the country are those “frustrated and hopeless in their mission to destabilize the country since independence“.
He believed that the agitators are spoilers whose mission is targeted at destabilizing the nation because “their mission hits the rock”.
“These people never hide their intention against the unity of one Nigeria even after the Civil war but please and please never you revenge.
“The Nigeria Army is capable of addressing the uprising by the Igbo elements in the eastern part. Let us wait and see how they will tackle the situation”, he said while pleading with the crowd.
Our Correspondent gathered that tension increased in Plateau State and the entire Northern region as more dead bodies including wounded persons were returned back to their states.