Jan 28, 2012

IBB vows to defend Nigeria's unity

 FORMER Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), yesterday, warned those who are harbouring the thought of disintegrating the country to have a rethink as he would not hesitate to re-enlist in the military and fight if the issue of secession rears its head.

Speaking at the Ninth Daily Trust Dialogue held at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Babangida, who chaired the event said as much as people were entitled to agitate for self-determination, the issue of disintegration was a no go area
He said: "There is always what you call the struggle for self determination and is quite easy for people to come out with. This same country we fought the war for almost three years for the purposes of living together. I carry a bullet in my lap, so nobody will talk to me about secession or breaking away. If you do, I will call a tailor, take my measurement, get back in tokhaki to go and fight even at age 71."