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Arewa youth write Osinbajo: Allow Igbo have their Biafra

Arewa youth write Osinbajo: Allow Igbo have their Biafra
June 19
19:47 2017
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The coalition of Arewa youth which gave the Igbo a three-month ultimatum to leave the north has asked Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to allow those agitating for secession to “have their Biafra”. for peace to reign in the country.

In an open letter, the group said they appreciated Osinbajo’s efforts to “finding a lasting solution to the lingering Igbo-induced crisis that is undoubtedly overheating the polity”.

The group said the Igbo had manifested their “hatred for Nigeria’s unity” five years after the country gained independence.

They said activities of the Igbo under Nnamdi Kanu and the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) had grown exponentially.

The letter was signed by Shettima Yerima, Joshua Viashman, Aminu Adam, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman and Nastura Ashir Sharif, leaders of the coalition.

“Your Excellency, we want to reiterate our high respect for your office and acknowledge the efforts you are making to lower tensions. We assure you, as well-brought up northerners, we listen to the advice and cautions of our elders, and in particular, their concerns that we do not create the impression that any Igbo or any Nigerian will be harmed in the north,” the letter read.

“We assure you that we will defend the rights of every Nigerian to live in peace and have their rights protected.

“While we do not see this clamour for Biafra as an issue over which a single drop of blood should be shed, we at the same time, insist that the Igbo be allowed to have their Biafra and for them to vacate our land peacefully so that our dear country Nigeria could finally enjoy lasting peace and stability.

“We begin this letter by commending your efforts towards finding a lasting solution to the lingering Igbo-induced crisis that is undoubtedly overheating the polity.

“We sincerely believe Your Excellency’s good intentions as shown by your prompt and genuine actions towards ensuring peace and stability in holding talks with leaders of the north and the south-east.

“Though we do not doubt Your Excellency’s bona fide concerns for the peaceful resolution of the crises, we nevertheless have reservations as to the efficacy of this approach in ensuring lasting solutions.

“Our doubts are informed by the following historical antecedents that have characterised the behaviour and conduct of the Igbo in Nigeria and previous efforts at containing them.”

They alleged that none of the Igbo leaders has disowned IPOB or condemned its operations until Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, reacted in a “mild condemnation after the Kaduna declaration by our coalition”.

“The seed of hate planted in the name of Biafra is evidently so deep that the ongoing interaction between you and the leaders from the south-east cannot in our well-informed opinion douse or address the underlying deep-seated underlying problems,” the letter read.

“To make a bad situation even worse, their leaders have continued to show support for this treacherous cause and thus giving credence to our concern that what they say about us is what they truly mean and intend – ‘Kill everyone in the Zoo’ (north). Your Excellency, we cannot afford to discard this as mere mischief as the utterances that caused the terrible Rwandan genocide still resonates in our minds.

“Lastly sir, it is quite impossible to expect that other nationalities would simply stand by and watch while a certain ethnic group perpetrates all the above heinous misconduct that involve threats, call to violence and extermination, insults and songs of war without responding.”

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  1. cux jonpaul
    cux jonpaul June 19, 22:24

    Your comment..Allow Biafra to take it’s shape as we want it. Why are you in a haste now. Your evil plans are manifesting on a daily basis. You have started crying when no one is beating you. Good morning Mr. born to rule. We are so sorry ooo!

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  2. Ezemalugo
    Ezemalugo June 19, 22:51

    To garantee peace which is a sure ground for progress within any family, community or a country, there must be justice,equity and fair play without any form of tribal nor religious sentimentalism. But today, Acting President, Mr. Osibanjo in his effort to ensure one Nigeria, is hosting meeting upon meeting without addressing the root of the problem, which is INJUSTICE at its highest level. Mr. Acting President should have first of all go round the prisons were many of our people are UNJUSTLY locked up and release them. Then, and only after then will he call for dialogue that may attract any form of reasonable attention. I rest my case…

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  3. Shomy
    Shomy June 20, 09:10

    So basically “Mr Acting President, follow our action plan or else…” how peaceful of you.

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  4. spackdone
    spackdone June 20, 09:54

    Your comment..first nd foremost I have to thank Mr Acting president for the job well done,trying to unite Nigeria as one nation we Igbos really apreciate ur effort.but mr acting president injustice,religious,nd sentimental are around the corner so we Igbos are tired nd we want to go that is the only solution to the problem

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  5. EASYMAN
    EASYMAN June 20, 09:56

    PLEASE LEAVE OSIBANJO OUT OF THIS. WHEN YOUR BUHARI RETURNS, TELL HIM TO ALLOW THE EASTERNERS HAVE THEIR BIAFRA. HE IS IN A BETTER POSITION TO DO SO. HE HAS BEEN THERE FOR ALMOST 2YRS, AND YOU NEVER THOUGHT OF MENTIONING IT TO HIM. HE LISTENS TO YOU NORTHERNERS, HE ALWAYS DOING YOUR BID. SO HE WILL DO THIS ONE TOO

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  6. JOE
    JOE June 20, 17:15

    LET US GO SIMPLE NO SHEDING OF BLOOD,AFTER ALL WE ARE THE 3 PERCENT

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  7. Ansee
    Ansee June 20, 21:38

    Allow us to go mr acting president.simple and short

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  8. samkee
    samkee June 20, 22:20

    igbo should rewine the Video n watch.

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  9. anthony
    anthony July 19, 22:39

    I suggest that Biafra should go bark to their country because they are a legible to be they are able so let Biafra be

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