The Eze Ndigbo of Bauchi State, Eze Umezika has warned the Igbo community in the state against supporting any unlawful agitation that will undermine the unity and peace of the nation.
The Eze, who spoke, Sunday, during an interactive session with the State Commissioner of Police, Baba Tijjani at the police headquarters in Bauchi as part of efforts to enhance existing police public partnership towards effective policing in the state, urged the Igbo community in the state to distance themselves from the pro-Biafra protests.
“The new agitation for Biafra is a uncalled for, ill-conceived and ill-motivated. It is not in the interest of Igbo communities and it is an attempt to destroy peace and unity presently enjoyed in the nation.
“It is also targeted to ignite a national conflict and cause chaos, pandemonium and confusion in the country. The Igbos have made tremendous progress since the civil war, hence the people of the South East and their future is better guaranteed and sustained within a united Nigeria.
“Nigeria is an indivisible entity and has gone beyond the issue of civil war. Any agitation must be within the ambit of respect for the indivisibility of Nigeria and the constitution,” Umezika said.
He assured of the willingness of the Igbo community in the state to give maximum support and co-operation to the police in order to provide safety and security.
However, he commended the Commissioner of Police for the warm reception, hard work and selfless service of the officers and men of the command in ensuring peace and stability in the state.