A group under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has urged Northerners to resist the temptation of carrying out reprisal strikes in view of the situations in the south-eastern part of the country.
Mr Abdul-Azeez Sulaiman, the spokesman of the Group, made the call when addressing a press conference in Kano on Thursday.
He explained that there was need for northerners to stay calm and avoid acts capable of hurling the country into catastrophe.
“We call on Northerners to resist the temptation of carrying out reprisals and playing to the gallery.
“We must also refuse at this point to be dragged into taking the law in our hands through unnecessary and unproductive confrontations with members of any sectional, ethnic or religious groups,” he said.
He said the northerners must remain peacefully focused, mutually respectful, trusting and tolerant as they have the confidence in the ability and committed willingness of the Nigerian security agencies to handle the situation.
“We are taking this decision to demonstrate that we are true Nigerians who are determined to promote peace and unity in the country.