The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir, on Friday said he was ready to defend Igbos residing in his state with the last drop of his blood.
Kabir made the remark while reacting to the ultimatum issued by Northern youths that Igbos should vacate the region in three months.
Addressing Igbo community in his palace, the monarch said Nigeria will continue to remain one in spite of its multi-ethnic diversity.
He said, “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.
“Here in Katsina, I am ready to sacrifice my last drop of blood to ensure peace and protect all Nigerians residing in the state.’’
He assured the different communities residing in the state not to panic as 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.
‘’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,’’ Kabir said