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Allow Biafra to go – Northern Group tells President Buhari

A Group, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to recognise Biafra and grant the right of self-determination to the Southeast in order to put an end to the current unrest in the region and other parts of the country.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Sulaiman, the group said that the only option to restore peace in the nation is to ensure that the incessant agitation of the Southeast becomes a reality.

“It is time for the Nigerian state and all stakeholders to wake to the reality that the only remaining option to avoid a civil war is for the Igbo to be allowed to have the Biafra they have used intermittently for decades to destabilize the nation and deny peace to other components of the country,” he said.

The groups statement follows a controversial tweet by President Buhari concerning the civil war in the country which the micro- blogging site deleted on Wednesday

In the statement, President Buhari had threatened to clamp down on some elements in the Southeast for allegedly attacking security operatives and destroying government facilities in the region.

Although many Nigerians rejoiced at the action by Twitter, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed condemned the action and accused the global site of double standards. (PM News)

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