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General News of Tuesday, 23 November 2021


We would hold Buhari responsible for the blood of Northerners shed by IPOB - Northern coalition

Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and President Buhari Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and President Buhari

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has said that they will hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible for the blood of Northerners should government consider his release.

He warned that any attempt by government to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, outside the court processes would plunge the country into chaos.

Nigeria to a lawless state where criminals commit crimes and ask their leaders to press for their release.

Speaking at a press conference in Kano State, the Coalition Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman said, “we especially note, with deep sense of concern, the unrelenting desperation by certain interest groups in the South East to subvert the due process of justice and tamper with the judicial processes since Kanu’s arraignment”.

"North would not remain idle when its people are deliberately targeted and killed while the alleged perpetrators are shielded by their leaders."

He added that the North "would hold President Buhari responsible for the blood of Northerners unlawfully shed through the activities of Kanu in the event he succumbed to pressure to release the IPOB leader.''

“The North has today realised that he (Buhari) places more premium on the pursuit of votes and political popularity than he does for the sanctity of lives of Northerners and security personnel who stake their lives in the service of the nation.”

The Coalition also mentioned that the Igbo group that paid a visit to President Buhari to request for Kanu's release has shown that they support the criminal activities of the proscribed group leader.

In an interview with Daily Sun, the Northern Elder, Tanko Yakasai said;

“The country is enjoying a harmonious relationship among its various ethnic groups which would be affected if Kanu is released.

“I am also concerned that the delegation has the capacity of giving the impression that the activities of Nnamdi Kanu and his group enjoy a widespread popularity among Igbo people, an impression which is not true.”

He said Nigerians were living in peace and harmony and that the secessionist demand in some regions was a reflection of the position of a few and not the majority of the people .

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