Oba Yoruba of Kaduna state, Amb. Mohammed Arigbabuwo, has lampooned “regional forces calling for the breakup of the country when they should be united against insecurities” like armed robbery, kidnapping, and insurgency, noting that Nigeria’s unity is non-negotiable.
Speaking yesterday in Kaduna when he received a team of Deeper Life Bible Church, led by the Group leader, Pastor Joseph Olugbade in his palace, Arigbabuwo said those agitating for Nigeria’s breakup should think twice and consider the sacrifices of founding fathers, military and civilians, who laid down their lives to ensure that Nigeria remain as indivisible entity.
Arigbabuwo said it was high time Nigerians considered the unity and interest of the country above selves, saying that the “call for Biafra, the problem in the South-south, the call for Oduduwa state and the quit notice from the Northern youth were not in the interest of the country”.
He said God brought the nation together and it was “the same God, who has the final say whether the country should remain one or not. So no individual should see himself as somebody who can divide the country”.
Arigbabuwo, who expressed dismay at the increased rate of crimes in the country, citing kidnappings on the Kaduna-Abuja expressway, armed robberies in the South-east and ritual killings in the South-west, noted that these acts of insecurity should be subject of worries to right thinking Nigerian and not dismembering the country.
“If Nigeria break up today, all these problems will still be around; so we’ve achieved nothing. Only that we’ve gone back to square one because armed robbers operating in the South-east will not want to know whether in Biafra or not they will continue their activities. Same applies to kidnappers, ritualists and other menace”.