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General News of Friday, 14 January 2022


IPOB's ban on beef from the North could spark civil war - Coalition of Northern Groups

Coalition of Northern Groups CNG Coalition of Northern Groups CNG

The Coalition of Northern Groups CNG has said that the Indigenious People of Biafra's ban on cattle supply from the North to the South East could spark civil war.

This comes after the IPOB released a statement on January 3, banning the slaughtering and eating of cows from Fulani herders during occasions in the South-East region.

Also part of the seven actions stated in the release was the ban on singing of the Nigerian national anthem in schools.

Spokesperson for CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, reacting to this development stated that the actions taken by the IPOB for the people of South East did not come as a surprise.

He said, "Today everyone can see that the agitations and disturbances that have been ongoing ceaselessly since around 2015 are systematically being manipulated towards rendering the country practically ungovernable and ushering in anarchy and instability that could portend the breakup of the country.

We at the CNG are convinced beyond doubt that the resurgence of separatist agitations especially by IPOB and its ilk in the South-East represent a much wider conspiracy to divide Nigeria and the current regime of boycotts announced by IPOB aims to bring the North down on its knees by economic incapacitation and political balkanisation.

The specific targeting of the North by the ban that inadvertently exposes Northerners to imminent attacks and irreverent treatment is aimed at causing inter-regional crisis possibly leading to a civil war or general unrest.

The economy and commercial health of both sides would suffer the consequences of the boycott."

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