‘I Am Ready To Fight Against Biafra’ – President Buhari
Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned those agitating for the creation of Biafra state, vowing that his government would fight again if need be to secure the unity of Nigeria.
The president made this statement while paying homage to the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, at his palace, noting that Nigerians need to work hard to prevent the country from collapse.
“That boy (Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB), who is calling for the separation of Nigeria, he was not born when we fought for the country’s unity during the civil war.”
He said that it was quite unfortunate that over two million people were killed during the civil war, all in an effort to maintain the unity of the country. He said division is “a situation we cannot allow to repeat itself.”
“I am ready to fight back to defend the country from those agitating for the creation of Biafra State, even if we will get drowned,” the president stated.
Buhari, who said he had undergone discipline from his parents and teachers while growing up as a teenager coupled with the good training he got as a military officer, said that he would never condone indiscipline from people who did not mean well for the country.
The President also advised the people to go along with the diversification plan of the government.
“People should go back to farm; those that cannot farm should source for self-reliance programmes which is better than stealing.”