Biafra: Northern Groups Accuse UK Government Of Protecting IPOB, Kanu

The UK government has been accused by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) of protecting and supporting members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu.

The CNG in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja further accused Kanu and his men of killing people in the name of fighting for the actualization of Biafra.

The CNG statement made available to newsmen by the group’s spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, therefore, urged the international community particularly the UK government to stop accomodating the excesses of Kanu and his group.

It noted that the safety and welfare of the people of Nigeria must be paramount in decisions and actions taken by the international community.

The CNG statement reads: ”Since Nigeria remains committed to peace and global order, yet, our friends in the international community, particularly the United Kingdom continue to give safe haven to the very IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu, who again and again has called for war and genocide and his propaganda, campaign and directives instigating many of his followers to target and kill people and to loot their properties and violate their dignity and rights, the CNG hereby resolves to:

”Call on our friends and the international community, the UK especially, to understand that our bilateral friendship is guided by the principles of sovereignty, promotion of peace and the standards that guides legitimate interference. Hence, their intervention, exclamations and actions should not be drawn to discountenance the effort of the Nigerian state to protect citizens from violence and terror.

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”Warn our friends, particularly in Europe and the entire international community/ organisations to weigh the impact and consequence of these campaigns coming from their backyard.

The statement however urged the international community to also prevail on the Nigerian leaders to do the needful for the peaceful actualization of the Biafran dream.

”We finally wish to renew our request for the global community’s intervention in persuading Nigerian authorities and the United Nations to facilitate the final actualization of the Biafran dream by the Igbo.

”The world should keep in mind that by far, a destabilized Nigeria will certainly threaten the peace and security of the entire sub-Saharan Africa,” the statement added.

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