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We Expect Buhari Government Will Now Expose Southern Elites Sponsoring Kanu, Igboho — Northern Groups

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The Coalition of Northern Teams (CNG) has reacted to the arrest of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho).

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In an announcement issued by the coalition’s spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the group urged the Nigerian authorities to instantly expose sponsors of teams clamouring for self-determination within the Southern a part of the nation.



The group warned that the arrest of Igboho and that of Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra shouldn’t be taken as the top of the uprisings and disturbances over self-determination.
 
CNG stated Igboho’s arrest ought to function a lesson to followers ‘who’re instigated into setting fireplace to their very own backyards whereas the instigators of such lawlessness and violence nearly on a regular basis have a fallback possibility that features escaping overseas’.

The assertion learn, “From the outset, we want to be categoric that the arrest of Igboho and Kanu shouldn’t be mistaken as bringing concerning the finish to the uprisings and disturbances over self-determination perpetrated by southern Nigerian elites and governments who use thugs like Igboho and Kanu.

“We insist that relatively than seeing the arrest as an finish in itself, it ought to be the start of the processes for self-determination by any unit that desires to go.

“Subsequently we insist on a peaceable referendum for separation from a individuals who would on the slightest of pretexts, assault, kill and destroy folks of different areas and their properties, particularly these from the North.

“The arrest of Igboho is authorities enterprise and as long as it conforms with the precept of rule of legislation and worldwide prison justice procedures. We aren’t but positive what he’s going to be charged with, however expectedly incitement to violence in opposition to northerners can be considered one of them.

“Everyone knows that threats of violent secession anyplace are a grave offence that no authorities will condone. From data of historical past, it is just northern Nigeria that has not known as for the breakup of the nation on the slightest of pretence. 

“With the arrest of Kanu and now Igboho, we hope that authorities would transcend prosecution to digging up and exposing their sponsors and the agenda behind them.

“Whereas Kanu’s case could also be attributed to some type of madness which was exploited by the South East elites who have been enjoying a double recreation, Igboho is a deliberate and calculated, supported and inspired try by the Yoruba leaders together with their governments to scare the North into agreeing to cede energy with out competitors. 

“Sadly they took it too far by arming Igboho and setting him in opposition to law-abiding residents from different areas significantly the North.

“The arrest if thought of together with that of Kanu ought to function a lesson to these blind followers who’re instigated into setting fireplace to their very own backyards whereas the instigators of such lawlessness and violence nearly on a regular basis have a fallback possibility that features escaping overseas.

“The 2 arrests additionally attest to the extent of cross-regional cooperation that’s working throughout Africa.”

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