Declaration by some Northern group that Igbo living in the North should leave the area has been described by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, as having the tendency to cause anarchy in the country, if not checked.
Fayose said the trend of statements credited to some elements in the North has shown clearly that Nigeria is no longer one.
He said this while reacting to a quit notice served on the Igbo in the North by the Coalition of Northern Groups, and which was recently backed by some northern elders, including a former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Ango Abdullahi.
“The gap has widened beyond measure because of the body language of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. We are more divided than ever. The elements are emboldened because they believe their person is in office and nothing would happen.
“This is not surprising to some of us as the herdsmen set the tone and became notorious under the watch of Buhari.
“If this continued, it would further heat up the already tensed situation and promote distrust among ethnic groups in the country.”
Fayose urged the federal government to accept responsibility for trend and called for a decisive action to stop it.