On Monday, a coalition of 52 northern organisations urged the international community to participate in persuading Nigeria’s government and the United Nations to help the Igbo realise their Biafran dream.
The CNG reported that “between December 2020 and April 2021, over 970 students were abducted from their schools in the Northern part of Nigeria, with a large number still in captivity and some violently executed,” describing the President’s “threats and promises” as hollow and ineffective.
After an emergency meeting in Abuja, CNG’s spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, expressed his views in a communiqué.
According to him, Northern Nigeria has never been exposed to the extent of criminals and bandits that it is now under Buhari’s rule.
“The CNG hereby resolves to call on our friends and the international community, especially the United Kingdom, to recognise that our bilateral friendship is governed by the values of sovereignty, peace promotion, and legitimate interference,” he said.
“As a result, their presence, exclamations, and acts should not be used to dismiss the Nigerian government’s efforts to protect people from violence and terror.
“Finally, we would like to renew our call for the international community to intervene in persuading Nigerian authorities and the United Nations to help the Igbo realise their Biafran dream.
“The world should remember that a destabilised Nigeria poses the greatest threat to the stability and security of Sub-Saharan Africa.
“In the South, armed IPOB militias, violent secessionists, and a variety of militant groups seem to sense a huge vacuum in the Federal Government’s capacity and political will to confront them, which they exploit with disastrous consequences on the nation’s security assets, especially northern communities and individuals living as minorities in the South while the president is in office.
The CNG, on the other hand, slammed the Indigenous People of Biafra, claiming that the movement “is now taking on a more sinister and repulsive shape and sense with open declarations of violence and anarchy against other parts of Nigeria and the Nigerian State.”