An alliance of 52 Northern Nigerian groups has requested the global community to intervene in prompting the Nigerian government and the United Nations to accelerate the final fulfili lment of the Igbo dream, the Biafra Nations. It
Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) said Nigeria’s president kept giving empty “threats and promises” of no effect. It added that “between December 2020 and April 2021, over 970 students were abducted from schools in the Northern part of Nigeria with a substantial number still in captivity and some are violently executed”.
This was addressed in a communique by the spokesperson of CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleman, after an emergency meeting in Abuja.
According to him, Northern Nigeria has never experienced the present level of exposure to criminals and bandits under the regime of Buhari.
He said, “The CNG, herby resolves to call on our friends and the international communities, the UK especially to understand that our bilateral friendship is guided by the principles of sovereignty, promotion of peace, and the standards that guide legitimate interference.
“Hence, their intervention, exclamations and actions, should not be drawn to discountenace. The effort of the Nigerian state to protect citizens from violence and terror.
“We finally wish to review our request for the global community’s intervention in persuading Nigerian authorities and the United Nations to facilitates the final actualization of the Biafran dream by the Igbo.
“The world should keep in mind that by far, a destabilized Nigeria will certainly threatens the peace and security of the entire Sub-Saharan Africa.
“In the South, gangs of armed IPOB militia, violent secessionist and an assortment of militant groups appear to sense a huge vaccum in the capacity and political will by the federal government to challenge them, which they exploit with disastrous consequences on the nation’s security asset; specifically on Northern communities with individuals living as minorities in the South, while the presidency wallow in defecting the issue”.
The CNG, however, attacked the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, saying it is now taking a more ominous and repulsive form and context with open declarations of violence and anarchy against other parts of Nigeria and the Nigerian States.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News