Shehu Sani, a former member of the Nigerian Senate, has called on the government to listen to secessionists from different parts of the country and address their grievances.
Although the former federal lawmaker kicked against the activities of the groups springing up from different parts of Nigeria, describing their conducts as nothing but infantile misadventures, he saw the needs for the government to pay attention to their agitations.
He reminded the secessionists that disintegrating a country is by far easier said than done.
Sani, a member of the 8th Assembly from Kaduna central senatorial district, stated this in a tweet he posted on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
According to him, “The Secessionists threats and their wild conducts are condemnable, unconscionable, hollow and nothing but infantile misadventures.
“Breaking a country is not as seamless as cutting a cake. However, their grievances should be listened to and addressed, and they shouldn’t be persecuted.”
There are currently so many secessionist groups in the South East and South South, including the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, led by Nnamdi Kanu; the Biafra Nations League, BNL, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB; Biafra Independent Move, BIM, among many others.
Just recently, the agitation for a Biafra State took another dimension with the proclamation by ex-militant leader, Asari Dokubo who dared Nigeria, declaring himself as the leader of the new Biafra defacto Customary Government (BCG).
And now the call for disintegration seems to be sounding louder in the South West with many agitators rising from the region.
Ndreporters had earlier reported that Yoruba historian, Banji Akintoye and activist, Sunday Igboho had declared the sovereignty of the Yoruba.
Akintoye and Igboho, among other Yoruba leaders, said that the South West was no longer under Nigeria.
They had insisted that this was not a time to talk about restructuring, resource control or a new constitution but rather the Yoruba to secede from Nigeria.
They called on people of the region to work together for the independence of the Yoruba nation.
This was followed by the launch of the currency for the proposed Oduduwa Republic