Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina has warned Nigerian leaders against overlooking activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as did with Boko Haram from onset.
Masari, at the State House on Friday, told journalists that the recent clashes between IPOB members and Nigerian soldiers in Abia state can escalate into something more tragic.
“As regards the tension in the country, we in Katsina state have put in necessary measures to ensure that the people living in the state irrespective of where they come from, their safety, their lives and their properties,” he said.
“On a general note, I think there is need for Nigerians to be very responsible in terms of dealing with issues of this kind in this country.
“When we heard the problem of Boko Haram in this country when it started, we all looked the other way and it nearly consumed the nation.
“So under these circumstances any agitation that is likely to lead the nation to the kind of problem we had, I think all Nigerians should support the government and put a stop to it,” said the governor.