Shehu Sani, a former senator, has said persons who have taken an intractable stance in clamouring for the secession of their ethnic tribes or geopolitical regions away from the country were once staunch nationalists who had believed in the unity of the country.
Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the eighth National Assembly, said this in a Twitter post on Saturday.
The former federal lawmaker’s post may not be unconnected with the recent rise in the calls for secession and the various individuals spearheading the initiatives.
According to him, the secessionist hardliners were heavily influenced into no longer believing in the unity of the country due to the effects of the country they aspired to change.
He, however, did not mention the names of the secessionists he was referring to in his tweet.