Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has made a strong statement about the unity of Nigeria at a time agitations have heightened in the south-east, with lives allegedly lost and property destroyed.

Professor Osinbajo was in Yola on Saturday where he gave the commitment of the Federal Government to keep one, indivisible Nigeria.

It was a reception in honour of the new President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), the Most Reverend Musa Filibus.

The vice-president urged Nigerians to sustain the unity which he emphasised was the dream of the fore-fathers of Nigeria.

Christians should pursue justice and reconciliation with people of other faith, he stressed.

While congratulating Filibus for being the first Nigerian and second African to emerge President of LWF, Osinbajo urged him to work toward uniting the church and promoting peace and love.

“It is our role as Christians to bind people together and we must do so by self-sacrifice and love.

“On behalf of the Federal Government and Mr President, I wish you an excellent and God guided tenure as President of LWF,” the Vice President said.

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His advice is coming at a time that agitations for Biafra heightened after the Nigerian military deployed troops to the south-east for operation Egwu Eke II launched on Friday.

Their presence in the region triggered crisis in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State, with property and lives allegedly lost to the crisis.

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Police have arrested over 50 persons in connection with the crisis, championed by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra.