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Biafra: Igbos can leave Nigeria – Northern elders on war threats

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The Northern Elders Discussion board (NEF) says it has reviewed occasions and tendencies which counsel that the nation is headed for extra crises amid the requires Biafra, safety challenges, amongst others.

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Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Director, Publicity and Advocacy, in an announcement on Monday noticed that Nigerians now dwell in concern of violence and unsure future.

NEF stated the capability of the Nigerian State to safe residents, shield the nation’s territorial integrity and resist violent assaults is weakening to the degrees of creating threats that haven’t any influence.

The elders lamented that armed criminals have elevated their audacious stranglehold on the nation.

They added that irredentists are more and more asserting their affect within the South East and another elements.

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Their assertion stated all Nigerians are paying the value of failure of two units of leaders.

“On the nationwide stage, the administration seems to have misplaced the capability to halt the gradual descent of the nation into anarchy. Political leaders within the South East seem to have submitted to violence and terror of IPOB and ESN.”

The NEF stated it appeared the secession demand by Igbo represents the favored selection.

“This nation has needed to combat a horrible battle to protect the nation. The North had paid its dues in that battle, as certainly it did in some ways all through the historical past of the nation.”

Baba-Ahmed famous that underneath the present circumstances, no Nigerian ought to welcome one other battle to maintain the nation collectively.

The Northern leaders stated the area has greater than sufficient challenges, admitting they acknowledge that violent secession by any a part of Nigeria will compound the issues all residents dwell with.

The Discussion board declared that: “If help for secession among the many Igbo is as widespread as it’s being made to look, and Igbo management seems to be in help of it, then the nation must be suggested to not stand in its manner.”

Baba-Ahmed, nonetheless, stated it won’t be your best option for the Igbo or different Nigerians to go away a rustic all toiled to construct and have the duty to repair.

“It won’t assist a rustic already burdened with failures on its knees to combat one other battle to maintain the Igbo in Nigeria”, the assertion added.

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