President Muhammadu Buhari has send a clear note of warning to groups agitating for the carving out of what they called Biafra from Nigeria, saying his administration will confront and crush them.
The president while urging them to perish such thoughts, reiterated that the corporate existence of Nigeria as a single entity is not a subject of debate and will not be compromised under whatever guise.
He gave the warning in an address at the investiture of the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, as the 7th Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Buhari who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Anthony Onwuka, said the menace of insurgency and actions of those agitating for the dismemberment of the country would be surmounted.
According to him, “The country is currently facing challenges of insurgency and other forms of insecurity that have become a threat to Nigerians to live their country and be educated in their country.
The security situation in the country entails that every Nigerian must discharge his responsibility in bringing about peaceful coexistence.
“The menace of insurgency and actions of some people agitating for dismemberment of this country will be surmounted.
I therefore sound a note of serious warning that the corporate existence of Nigeria as a single entity is not a subject of debate and will not be compromised.
“This administration will put in place sustainable programme which will put our education system back on sound track.
The university should on their own part key into the wave of change across the country. As pacesetters, the universities must avoid any corrupt practices.”