There is unease within inside the presidency over the escalated agitation for Biafra that has been described as a security risk.
The Nation reports that the protests by the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation for a Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) has caught the attention of the federal government which has promised to find a solution to the problem.
David Babachir Lawal who is the secretary to the government of the federation spoke at the opening of the 4th Eminent Persons and Experts Group Meeting in Abuja where he assured that the government was engaging stakeholders to bring peace to the south.
He said the government has asked governors from the south east to initiate activities that would positively engage the Biafra agitators. Lawal also spoke about the problem of kidnapping in the country and noted that it began in the Niger Delta region before spreading to other parts of the country. He assured that security agencies were harnessing their efforts to tackle criminality.