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Kwankwaso: The land Igbo own in the north is more than the whole south-east… they can’t go anywhere

Kwankwaso: The land Igbo own in the north is more than the whole south-east… they can’t go anywhere
June 22
08:37 2017
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Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Kano state governor, says the land owned by the Igbo in the north is more than the entire south-east region, and as such, they can’t be forced out.

Kwankwaso, chairman of the senate committee on national planning and economic affairs, was quoted as saying this in an interview with Daily Trust.

He said the Igbo have more assets and investments in the north — than northerners have in the south-east.

“Igbo have nowhere to go. They have more assets in the North more than 80 percent or so of what the northerners have in the East. The land Igbo are holding in the North is more than the whole South East,” he said.

“The unity and development of the country is key to all other things, therefore we will continue to stand by it. Therefore, I call on all to join hands in ensuring that there is peace.

“We should use our resources to ensure that nobody raise hands to destroy the unity of the country. Talking of secession is going too far.”

He noted that he wouldn’t be shocked if Nnamdi Kanu, leader of secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), runs for office in the next general election.

“Some people doing it because of their personal interest. I wouldn’t be surprised that the young man (Nnamdi Kanu) will contest for an election in the next general elections. They started agitation to galvanize support and at the end, they would contest for an election,” the senator said.

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6 Comments

  1. Ozaman
    Ozaman June 22, 21:27

    That’s a great assessment of the IPOB’s leader long term goal

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  2. Prince Adogist
    Prince Adogist June 23, 06:41

    Peace must restored in our beloved​ nation

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  3. mohd ibro8
    mohd ibro8 June 23, 06:49

    That’s a good elder

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  4. uncle deemo
    uncle deemo June 24, 05:35

    Your comment…’PEACE AND LOVE,UNITY AND FAITH’ IS OUR MOTTO..WE BELIEVE IN ‘ONE NIGERIA.’

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  5. TruthISallweneed
    TruthISallweneed June 24, 17:11

    This is not a smart thing to say!!! Igbos own more property and business many times more than what they own in entire Nigeria. If Biafra becomes a sovereign state outside of present day Nigeria, Igbos will continue to own their property and business anywhere in Nigeria as normal.

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    • K
      K July 12, 15:29

      Really, owing property on another man’s land not the same as having it in your home country. If Biafra succeeds, which in unlikely, your properties in North and other part of the remaining Nigeria will be subject to legislation of the land.

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