The Northern Elders Discussion board (NEF) has urged Northerners which might be vulnerable to assaults within the South-East to return to their States within the North.
Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Director, Publicity and Advocacy, gave the recommendation in a press release on Monday.
The “unknown gunmen”, linked to the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), are on rampage throughout the area as border communities proceed to witness bloody conflicts, farmers-herders clashes persist, with incidences of spiritual and ethnic profiling.
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The discussion board demanded that assaults and killings of Northerners and Federal Authorities staff and destruction of Nationwide belongings should cease.
“Those that have been concerned in it should be arrested and prosecuted”, the elders demanded.
The NEF mentioned till the Igbo determine whether or not it desires to secede or stay a part of Nigeria, the legislation applies to them.
They need Federal and State authorities who’ve duty to implement the legislation and shield residents to take actions.
“We assist requires Northerners who’re uncovered to harassment and violence to think about relocating to the North”, NEF asserted.
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Baba-Ahmed mentioned in contrast to “the postures and complacency” of South East leaders, all Igbo and different ethnic teams residing within the North must be accorded the standard hospitality and safety.
The Northern elders, nonetheless, knocked Nationwide Meeting members for being out of contact “with the folks they’re presupposed to characterize”.
The NEF informed the federal legislature to discover extra avenues that may assist redress critical limitations to the federal system earlier than the 2023 elections.
They added that it’s keen to debate all issues referring to constitutional amendments and restructuring with the management of the nation and different teams, “who see their presence in the way forward for Nigeria”.
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