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‘’Nigerians have the constitutional right to live, work and raise their families anywhere in the country without restrictions. The Federal Government of Nigeria will guarantee the security of everyone in the country, and ensure protection of all Nigerians from harassments by reasons of their states of origin, tribes or ethnic backgrounds. – President Muhammadu Buhari. “If anybody or group of persons plans negative attack on Igbo, he or they should attack me first, because I am against the so-called ultimatum issued by the Arewa youths that Igbo should leave the north,” – Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar “Violence has never been an instrument used by us, as founding fathers of the Nigerian Republic, to solve political problems. In the British tradition, we talked the Colonial Office into accepting our challenges for the demerits and merits of our case for self-government. After six constitutional conferences in 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1960, Great Britain conceded to us the right to assert our political independence as from October 1, 1960. None of the Nigerian political parties ever adopted violent means to gain our political freedom; and we are happy to claim that not a drop of British or Nigerian blood was shed in the course of our national struggle for our place in the sun. ‘’This historical fact enabled me to state publicly in Nigeria that Her Majesty’s Government has presented self-government to us on a platter of gold. ‘’Of course, my contemporaries scorned at me, but the facts of history are irrefutable. ‘’I consider it most unfortunate that our ‘Young Turks’ decided to introduce the element of violent revolution into Nigerian politics. No matter how they and our general public might have been provoked by obstinate and perhaps grasping politicians, it is an unwise policy.’’  — Nnamdi Azikiwe; in his reaction to the first military coup in Nigeria, published on 16th January, 1966. ‘’We must continue to expect disagreements among people, as wrangling or contention has a human trait, which will be exhibited under all, and any circumstances. “Even if all our problems were solved by God in one go, with all mankind having enough to eat and to wear; decent houses to live in, sound education, good health, happy homes, big cars, political freedom, godly and truly public-spirited rulers to administer our affairs etc., we will still argue among ourselves, at least, as to why God should…

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