The Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir, has offered to sacrifice his last “drop of blood” to ensure Nigeria remains one in spite of calls by Arewa Youths asking Igbos to vacate Northern Nigeria.
Kabir said this at his palace on Friday, when he addressed leaders of the Igbo community and other Nigerians residing in Katsina state.
“I am responding to the quit notice given to some Nigerians residing in the north by some group of people who are enemies of peace,” he said.
“Here in Katsina, I am ready to sacrifice my last drop of blood to ensure peace and protect all Nigerians residing in the state.”
The emir urged the different communities residing in the state not to panic, promising that the emirate council and state government would take all necessary measures to ensure peaceful coexistence.
“You are Nigerians, because some of you were born here and you don’t have better place than Katsina,” he said.
“So, continue to conduct your lawful business activities, we are behind you.
“You are my sons and daughters like any other person, Katsina is your home, so, feel free do not go anywhere.”
The emir also urged them to continue to pray for peace and unity in the country, to ensure sustainable development.