Northern groups urge UN to facilitate actualization of Biafra - Insecurity
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
Following the deteriorating security situation in the country, particularly the incessant attacks on security agencies and government facilities in the South East, the Coalition of 15 Northern Groups, CNG, has requested that the international communities persuade the Nigerian government and the United Nations in facilitating the actualization of Biafra, as being agitated by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
In a statement issued on Monday by its spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman the CNG accused the IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of inciting violence in the region, through the Eastern Security Network ESN.
Press reports that the South Eastern region had in recent time been plunged into uncontrollable security situation, ranging from herdsmen and farmers clashes to IPOB and the Nigerian military.
Citing the activities of Boko Haram insurgents and the increasing rate of kidnapping by bandits in the North, the group also said the region “has never experienced this level of exposure to criminals who attack, kill, maim, rape, kidnap, burn villages, target educational assets and kidnap students at will while Buhari issues threats and promises that do not affect”.
The statement reads in part: “Since Nigeria remains committed to peace and global order, yet, our friends in the international community, particularly the United Kingdom continue to give haven to the very IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu, who again and again has called for war and genocide and his propaganda, campaign and directives instigating many of his followers to target and kill people and to loot their properties and violate their dignity and rights, the CNG hereby resolves to:
“Warn our friends, particularly in Europe and the entire international community/organisations to weigh the impact and consequence of these campaigns coming from their backyard.
“We finally wish to renew our request for the global community’s intervention in persuading Nigerian authorities and the United Nations to facilitate the final actualization of the Biafran dream by the Igbo”.
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