Scholar Raises Concern Over Igbo Exclusive Residential Community in Kano

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A Kano based scholar, Dr. Abdallah Gadon Kaya has raised concern over highbrow residential areas occupied exclusively by Igbos in Kano State noting that such allowance creates a vacuum for disunity.The scholar noted in the community located in Zungeru Road, behind Kano Airport and said “they have their massive gates, security and other facilities that prevent other people, especially indigenes from accessing (the premises). Government should not allow such to be happening when we can’t go to Onitsha, Aba or Enugu and create an exclusive place for Northerners or Muslims like that.”

Dr. Abdallah called on the state Government to promote policies that will harmonize the Hausas and Igbos in the area and bring about peaceful coexistence.

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“We should not have such exclusive places, government should ensure there are mosques there and Kano indigenes should be given access to build houses too in such highbrow area,” Gadon Kaya insisted.

Speaking on the matter, a Political Commentator and Secretary Arewa Youths Council (AYC), Bello Shehu States that, “It’s dangerous, especially when some ethnic groups are clamouring for separation from the rest of the country to now allow one tribe to exclusively occupy a highbrow. Even though Arewa people are denied such privileges of owning business premises and estates in Igboland, we need to mix up to promote national unity, tolerance and brotherhood. That way, we can appreciate each other more and live peacefully together.”

Also, a security analyst who commented anonymously said that, “Let those from Kano be allowed to buy land and build houses there. Allowing this to continue will create another Igbo land within Kano and this is not good for security reasons otherwise anything can happen, especially with IPOB’s agitations by Nnamdi Kanu for Biafra Republic and other secessionists.”

“Once there is a crisis for example, such place can become a direct target, but with the coexistence, it will be difficult to target one tribe.”

* Credit: Arewa Agenda
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