The Hausa community in Nnewi, Anambra state on Monday said it would be difficult for them to leave the state for the Northern region as directed by the Northern Elders’ Forum
In a statement made available to newsmen in Awka, Anambra state capital, the Secretary to the Hausa Community in Nnewi, Sani Suleman, said it would be difficult for them to leave the Southern part of the country because they had spent decades of their lives there.
He said some of them had lived in the region for more than forty years, saying that anybody calling for their relocation to the North was making a mistake.
“We have been living in the East since 1986. It will not be possible for someone after settling down in an area for decades to just wake up and relocate to his state of origin.
“The Almighty Allah that created Nigeria and brought us together knows the reason he did so. One person cannot just break Nigeria for his personal interest.
“As we are living here, in Nnewi, so are people from other parts of Nigeria living in the North. And there is no way one can just get up and say Easterners go, Northerners go. It is not possible,”he said.