Published on Sep 18, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Amidst the tension that built up in the wake of the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), six Governors from the North, led by the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Kashim Shettima, have paid a ‘peace-building’ visit to Abia State.
Among the northern governors that made the visit are Simon Lalong of Plateau State, Abubakar Sani of Niger State, and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
Others are Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State and Governor Atiku Bello of Kebbi State.
The governors, who arrived Umuahia, the Abia state capital today, Monday, held a meeting with the State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.
Governors of the South East had hinted about the visit in their resolutions of Friday, which included the ban on the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
They had declared: “we are in touch with the Northern Governors Forum and they have assured us of the safety of all our people living in the North and we have also planned for exchange of visits between the governors. This is to reinforce the confidence of Nigerians in this regard.”
The resolutions were made during a five-hour meeting the South-East governors held at the Government House in Enugu over the increased tension in the South East and North which was fuelled by the activities of IPOB. and fears of attacks and counter-attacks on non-indigenes in both regions.
Rumours of attacks on non-indigenes in the South East had led to fears of counter-attacks on non-indigenes in theÂ north.
Sep 03, 2015