The Northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Wednesday condemns the 3-months dateline given to Igbos residing in the region to vacate.
The condemnation is contained in a press statement issued and signed by the Public Relations Officer of the association, Rev. John Joseph Hayab.
The statement said it was very sad to read that some shortsighted and ignorant groups from the region were calling on Igbos to leave the North before October.
“Such call is evil and a threat to national security and unity. Leaders of these groups and their sponsors should be arrested immediately.
“Which North do they claim to be speaking for and making these evil threat?.
“We are Northerners and cannot recall any meeting where such decisions were taken,” it said.
The statement noted that CAN would never support or encourage anyone to champion such evil idea.
“What our country needs today is unity for progress not threat from people who don’t know and understand the positive contribution and sacrifice our parents made to keep this country to this level.
“The police should arrest them now without delay,” it said.
The statement said the groups were not representing the North but some enemies of Nigeria.
“We are appealing to peace loving Northerners irrespective of tribe and religion to come out to condemn and disassociate themselves from these groups that want to plunge this nation into confusion.
“CAN in the 19 Northern States and Abuja is calling on her members not to accept this evil call but be loving to all Nigerians from all regions and faith as enjoined by the Bible.
“We call on media organization to be conscious of what to report. They should be agents of positive report that will unite us,” it said.