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Grant Igbo Biafra to avoid fresh civil war, Northern coalition urges Buhari

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The Coalition of Northern Groups has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) to allow the Igbo people to create a Biafra of their dream to avoid another bloody civil war.

This was disclosed by the CNG Spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Sulaiman, on Thursday.

Sulaiman was reacting to the President’s proposed approach to the ongoing unrest in the South-Eastern region of the country spearheaded by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.

WUZUPNIGERIA reported that Buhari had on Tuesday stated that he was ready to respond to the agitators in the language that they understood thereby attracting criticism from Nigerians.

However, the CNG said it was ridiculous that “most parts of the President’s tweet concentrated more attention on infrastructure than on the lives of citizens that are wasted daily with virtually no response from the authorities.”

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Daily Trust reported that the group gave the president 30 days to see how he intends to deal with insurgency, banditry, and above all, the greater threat posed by IPOB as well as the Igbo leaders who openly back them.

Part of the statement read, “The President’s revelation that most of those involved in the current agitation for secession are those who have not witnessed the 1967 civil war is a vindication of our position that the only reasonable option to ensure a more secure future is for the Igbo to be allowed to have their wish for a Biafran nation.

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“The fact that the strength of the Igbo agitation rests on youth who are mainly below the ages of 50, with diseased mindset, encouraged by their political, cultural and religious leaders to take up arms against the Nigerian state and Northerners, has rendered the nation’s unity negotiable.

“It is therefore unreasonable for those older Nigerians who are mostly above 70 to insist that the unity of Nigeria is sacrosanct whereas the people executing the dangerous Southeast secession agenda are almost entirely below 50.

“It is time for the Nigerian state and all stakeholders to wake to the reality that the only remaining option to avoid a civil war is for the Igbo to be allowed to have the Biafra they have used intermittently for decades to destabilize the nation and deny peace to other components of the country.”

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The group urged the people of the North in any part of the country to remain calm and resolute, with the assurance that they are taking steps to ensure the actualisation of Biafra so that the rest of the country would know peace.

“We hereby make an allowance of the next 30 days to see how Buhari would make true his threat to deal with insurgency, banditry and above all, the greater threat posed by IPOB or how he will handle the entire Igbo leadership that openly back and embolden them,” he said.

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