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General News of Wednesday, 10 August 2022


Buhari's warning to Biafra, Yoruba Nation agitators

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammdu Buhari has once again reiterated his commitment to making Nigeria one despite the clamor from several separatist groups nationwide.

He made the remarks on Tuesday, August 9 while receiving the former state chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). President Buhari said the country must not go to war again, in the name of agitation for separation.

The clamor by separatist groups for a divided Nigeria has heightened nationwide, especially by southeasterners desirous of a Biafra sovereign nation.

Following several attacks by persons described as "Fulani Herdsmen" in the southwest, persons of Yoruba extraction are also demanding the creation of a Yoruba nation.

“Our main objective is the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We are human beings. We have our weaknesses, but I can assure you that the patriotism in us is hard-earned,” Buhari said.

“We have gone through all the troubles from 15th of January 1966 to date. You know what I mean by this, we have killed a million of ourselves in order to keep this country together.

“I don’t think there can be any practical experience more than that. We are Nigerians. God willing, we remain Nigerians and Nigeria will remain one.”


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