Second Republic politician of Northern stock, Dr Junaid Mohammed, says the North is not afraid of war, if the intention of the Igbo’s is to trigger a civil war or break up the country for whatever reasons.
Mohammed, who spoke on the division caused by the call from northern youth on Igbo’s to return home within three months, accused Igbo’s of attempting to plunge the country into another war through the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He also accused the political power elite in the South-East of financing IPOB, with the intention to blackmail other parts of the country and consequently subdue them politically.
But the Pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, while speaking through its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Chuks Ibegbu, said Igbo’s might resort to self-defense if threat from the northern youth became real.
Also reacting, Secretary General of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Anthony Sani, linked the recurring agitation of marginalization in the country to the resources that accrue to central coffers almost effortlessly from crude oil.