Moshood Abiola’s death has underscored, for many Nigerians and those in the International community, the vulnerability of Nigeria’s binding ties. Under British colonial rule, tensions were fostered between the Moslem-dominated Hausa Fulani North and the mainly Chirstian Yoruba South. Despite those and other strains Nigeria held together. Some Nigerians are now calling for the breakup of the country.
- Apena Taiyewo Ogunade, a professor of Black Studies at City College in New York, and is also a member of Artists for a Democratic Nigeria.
- Jumoke Ogunkeyede, chairperson of The United Committee to Save Nigeria.
- Statement before the House International Relations Committee by the State Dept. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs 1998