Biafra: We Won’t Allow Anyone Plunge The Country Into Crisis, FG Warns

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The Nigerian presidency has warned those agitating for a
breakaway Biafra republic to have a rethink, saying the federal government
would not fold its hands and allow anyone plunge the country into crisis.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who gave the warning on
Saturday, in Jos, said government would not watch while some individuals and
groups create unnecessary tension in the country in the guise of seeking to
break away from Nigeria.
“We need to build the civic capacity to defeat the false and
dangerous premises and assumption of violence extremism. Never again should we
allow mindless violence inspired by false and evil precepts to threaten our
national security,” Mr. Osinbajo said.

“Let me again call on persons or group in the country who
have some grievance or disaffection to submit to peaceful and democratic means
of expressing themselves.”
The vice president spoke at the graduation ceremony of the
Executive Course 37 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies
(NIPSS) Kuru, which graduated 63 participants Saturday.
In his speech, Mr. Osinbajo reminded those embarking on mass
protest for Biafra that their “right to protest is limited by the rights of
others to safety and peaceful existence”.
“We can offer our country opinion without violating the law
of the land or threatening law and order.”
He urged the protesters to join hands with the Buhari-led
administration to develop Nigeria, saying the administration would soon end the
Boko Haram insurgency in the country.
“Let me reiterate that Boko Haram terrorism as well as their
ideology will soon be defeated and consigned to history,” Mr. Osinbajo said.

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