The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has noted that the North is now more divided than ever before.
He said the relationship between the Northern majority ethnic group and minorities has seriously deteriorated in recent times.
He noted that opinions are now expressed angrily on social media by the youths and elders in the region.
The Senator said this in a statement on Monday, where he berated politicians and partisan public office holders as being either party to the crisis or beneficiaries of it.
“It’s factual that the relationship between the Northern Majority Ethnic group and minorities has seriously deteriorated in recent times.
“This is evident in emotional and belligerent views and tense statements coming from both elders and youths.
“Opinions nowadays are expressed angrily along ethnic or religious lines whether it’s on facebook, Twitter Group chat or conversations under a tree. This fault line must not be allowed to widen to a gulf.
“The leaders of the region must wake up, mend fences and restore the peace, love, respect, unity and order that once reigned among its people,” he said in the statement.
“This is the time to apply the wisdom of greats like Gen Hassan Usman Katsina, Chief Sunday Awoniyi, Shehu Musa Makaman Nupe, Abraham Okene, and Solomon Lar.
“For now, all the bridges built and left behind by the late Premier Ahmadu Bello are in bad shape and many have even collapsed. We must rebuild them in the interest of the region and the country.”