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IPOB: HURIWA reacts as Northern Coalition calls for Igbo referendum




The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, has reacted to a current assertion by a Northern group asking the federal government to grant Igbos a referendum and allow them to separate from Nigeria.


In a press assertion, a bunch often known as the Coalition of Northern Teams (CNG) had stated that solely a referendum for Igbo exit can assure peaceable Nigeria.

In keeping with the Northern Coalition, a current choice by South East Governors and political leaders to denounce the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB and like-minded secessionist teams within the area was solely hypocritical.

The Coalition additional alleged that the Governors are solely making an attempt to purchase time with a purpose to restrategise for a deadlier onslaught for actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra.

CNG additionally stated within the assertion that the Igbo nation must rely themselves fortunate that since they had been defeated within the civil warfare, they must undergo extra extreme marginalization.

HURIWA, in an announcement signed by its Nationwide Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and Zainab Yusuf, its Nationwide Secretary, stated that Assertion by CNG, is nothing however a deliberate subterfuge, red-herring and ethnic profiling rigorously designed to place the Igbos on the spot and reopen the injuries of the 1967 civil warfare.

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HURIWA stated the assertion was additionally aimed toward discrediting the marketing campaign for Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.

The human rights organisation famous that the ethnic profiling of Ndigbo being promoted these days by some recognized Northern leaders and a few teams is an ill-wind that can blow nobody any good.

“Other than the Coalition of Northern Teams, Hakin Baba Ahmed not too long ago made the identical name for an Igbo referendum on behalf of the Northern Elders Discussion board,” HURIWA famous.

“That different name for Igbo referendum took place the identical time {that a} serving Northern Senator to the identical Igbo ethnic group stated that they’d get into warfare if that was what they wished.

“It is very important remind these profiling different ethnic teams and calling for Igbo referendum, that it’s not solely Biafra secessionist agitation that is occurring within the nation.

A piece of the Yoruba nation is looking for Oduduwa Republic, whereas Boko Haram terrorism has the straightforward goal of making an Islamic Republic within the North East. What may very well be extra secessionist than such?

“And the way come such teams are usually not calling for Yoruba Referendum or a referendum for an Islamic state within the North East if certainly their motivation is patriotic and in good religion?

“It is very important additional notice that the Igbo leaders can’t be held accountable for Biafra agitation any greater than the Northern leaders ought to be held accountable for the actions of secessionists and terrorists like Abubakar Shekau and Boko Haram or for banditry.”

HURIWA stated it sees the decision for Igbo referendum by this Northern Coalition on the account Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB actions as being orchestrated in dangerous religion “and punctiliously calculated to arrange the Igbo ethnic group to be decimated as soon as once more, as was the case with the primary army coup through which troopers of many ethnic teams participated.

“These calling for Igbo Referendum ought to fret extra about why secessionist agitations are arising everywhere in the nation and never create the impression that it’s a sole Biafra or Igbo franchise.”

CNG is just not the primary group to make such a name from the North. As DAILY POST reported earlier, the Northern Elders Discussion board, NEF, had begged the Buhari administration to permit the South East secede from Nigeria.

Making the plea, the Northern Elders had stated that they’d reviewed occasions and tendencies which counsel that Nigeria is certain for extra crises amid the agitations for Biafra, safety challenges, amongst others.

Equally, a member of the Nationwide Meeting, and Chairman Senate Committee on Overseas Relations, Adamu Bulkachuwa had declared that the Nigerian Authorities is not going to bow to the calls for of these he described as ‘insurgents’ within the South East.

Bulkachuwa stated that the South East had tried separating from Nigeria earlier than a transfer that led to the civil warfare, questioning if the area wished to take the identical route once more and warned that the federal government would don’t have any alternative.


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