Masari: Sup­port FG against dan­ger­ous ag­i­ta­tions

Weekly Trust - - News - Isi­aka Wak­ili

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.

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