The Federal Government has assured all Nigerians of safety and security following the ultimatum given to Igbos by a northern group to leave the region.
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, ACYF, a coalition of socio-political groups in northern Nigeria, had on Tuesday issued a three months ultimatum for all Igbo in the 19 northern states to vacate the region.
Responding on Wednesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the threat is not new.
“It is not the first time that different groups will issue such threats,” he said.
Mohammed, who spoke with State House correspondents after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which held inside the council Chamber of the Presidential Villa also said the threat is being handled by the relevant agencies of government.
“It is not new, but what I want to assure you is that the security agencies are on top of the situation,” he said.