Southern traditional leaders in North-East preach unity, reject call for separation


The Igbo, Yoruba, Edo, Ibibio and other southern community leaders in North-Eastern Nigeria have called for the unity of the country.

Speaking at Igbo Day celebration in Yola, Adamawa State, the southern leaders insisted that oneness of the nation is not negotiable, urging separatists to shelve such idea for collective interest.

The community leaders noted that Yobe, Borno, Taraba, Adamawa, Gombe and Bauchi States making the North-East region of the country has a projected population of 23,558,674 or 13.5 of the country’s population.

The position of the southern traditional leaders was read by the President General of Edo Cultural Association, Adamawa State, Chief Bawalkson Ilegienuo, at…

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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