When we say “Middle-Belt,” we are not limited or intimidated by the arbitrary contraption that goes for states or zones today. We believe that Nigeria is made up of three broad geographical regions, and these are, the South, the Central part of Nigeria known as the Middle-Belt and the North.
If we are not northerners and you keep us in North Central, it means you are insulting us. The North Central, as presently conceived, cannot be a Middle-Belt zone. What has happened is that they divided Middle-Belt into three, with a portion each with the North-East, North-West and North-Central. You cannot dismember us as to enslave us and expect us to accept it. It’s unacceptable!
Culled from Our VISION magazine, Vol.5, No.6, 2004