A former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has warned that he will personally lead his people to war if any Igbo man is killed as a result of the quit notice issued by Arewa youths.
A coalition of Northern youths had recently ordered Igbos on the North to vacate the region by October 1, a situation that has continue to cause so much controversy in the country.
Reacting to the quit notice, the former governor said those who issued the quit notice were not reasonable northerners.
Featuring on an interview programme on AIT on Tuesday, Kalu argued that nobody can harm any Igbo person resident in any part of country because Nigeria belongs to everybody.
He said, “Nobody can touch Igbos because this is our country. If anybody kills any of our brothers, we will go and fight back. We will not take it lightly that anybody kills any of us and then you will tell us to go and take it lightly again; no! We will not take that.
“Anybody that touches any Igbo man because of the quit notice ; the country will go into war, and I will lead the war; if Igbos are touched.
“The quit notice means nothing; I know when northerners speak, I will see their hand when they speak, I was trained by them so I know when they are serious.
“No reasonable northern elder will do that; did Adamu Ciroma say so? Did Babangida say so? Did President Abdulsalam say so? Will Aliko support that? Only people who are looking for cheap popularity.
“When you say northern elders, I don’t know whether Sultan, Emir of Kano and his likes are asking us to quit. If all these people come out and say we should quit; we will quit. We are not afraid of quitting. But Nigerian unity is more important.”