Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has warned Northern youths, who said Igbos living in the region should relocate to the east within 90 days, that they are playing with fire ‘that will consume them’. He said that the youths should understand that any killing of the Igbos in the North would not only spark a reprisal, it could be the end of Nigeria. He urged the youths to have a rethink as the other parts of the country were ready to defend the Igbos should anything go wrong.
Fani-Kayode, said this in a statement made available to The PUNCH on Thursday. He advised the core Northern Muslim elders and leaders to caution their youths to avoid plunging the country to anarchy.
“Any pogrom or slaughter of Igbo in the North will lead to a swift, immediate and devastating retaliation throughout the South.
“The Northern youths must be warned and told in very clear terms. This is not 1966.
“Those that gave the Igbo quit notice in the North are playing with fire and that fire will consume them.
“They are plunging us into darkness and we shall enter that darkness together. Nigeria belongs to us all.
“I urge the core Muslim Northern elders and leaders to caution their youths before they spark off a series of events and crisis that may not only lead to a second civil war but will also lead to the end of Nigeria.
“This time around the Igbo are not alone. An attack on them is an attack on every Southerner and every Middle-Belter. And such an attack will have grave and unfathomable consequences,” he said.