Lol, they're now using all manner of gimmicks including psychological in their fight against secessionists. Nigeria is the only country where government data/statistics is totally at variance with reality on ground. Why? Because they always cook and manipulate figures for political reasons! Now, let's look at this dispassionately without emotional attachment: Yobe state 9.7 billion vs Abia State 2.2 billion Whoever has been to Abia State knows the state is economically viable. Abia State is unarguably the fourth most Industrialized state in Nigeria after Lagos, Ogun, and Anambra States in that order! Abia State is also the 3rd most commercially viable state, after Lagos and Anambra! Abia State is also an oil producing state! Now, can someone tell me a single industry, commercial activities or mineral extraction going on in Yobe State that made it to generate 9.7 billion against the purported 2.2 billion from Abia State? It even gets worse when you consider that same Yobe is grappling under Boko Haram and bandits, with poverty rates in excess of 90%! Which means consumer spending will be extremely poor relative to Abia State! Again, it was reported that Kaduna generated 50+ billions last year while Kano generated less than 20 billion in VAT, but this year, they're now claiming that Kaduna generated less than 20 billion while Kano now generates higher! Why should VAT figures be swinging like yoyo pendulum? Except there was a war, epidemic or natural disaster that occurred in a particular State, its VAT should ought to remain stable except of course it's being manipulated for non-altruistic purposes. Can't you all see the discrepancies? The lack of logic and rational explanation? The weirdness of the figures and their swinging nature? Who else noticed that all these figures being bandied about and how they're always eager to "prove" with same obviously cooked figures about how SE is generating very low figures increased in tempo the more Igbo groups agitated for Biafra?! If you guys think that bandying cooked figures to give the impression that Igboland is not viable will scare Igbos to abandon Biafra then it shows how myopic they are. If anything, Igbos have a can-do spirit and will even dare to prove you all wrong! Embrace Igbos and show them a sense of belonging if you really wish to have them in Nigeria and not through all these ridiculous gimmicks!!