Posted by Garba Ahmed | 15 September 2017 | 2,241 times
The Coalition of Northern Groups says it is set to drag the Indigenous People of Biafra
(IPOB) to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The group is accusing IPOB of a plan to cause violence in the country and genocide against the people of the North.
Spokesperson of the coalition, Abdulazeez Suleiman, while addressing a press conference on Thursday in Kano, said the group would file a suit to ICC with facts and evidence of incitement and possible mass atrocity crimes or even genocide against the North by the IPOB.
He called on the Federal Government and all security agencies to be mindful of the activities of IPOB members.
“The agitations and disturbances going on ceaselessly in the country since 2015 were aimed at rendering the country ungovernable.
“The targeting of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is a calculated plan to cause inter-regional crisis that may lead to general unrest. The resurgence of separatist agitations especially the violent brand by the IPOB and its ilk in the southeast represents a wider conspiracy to divide the north along ethnic and religious faultiness as well as achieve balkanisation of the North,” the Arewa youths spokesperson said.
According to Suleiman, “the southeast agitations for separation and cry for Biafra would become lauder and agitators supported by politicians would become emboldened to act in more radical and violent manner, thereby sparking retaliation in the north with subsequent attacks to be perpetrated against the northerners in the southeast.
“In such event the north will then be held up as the real culprit and the cause of the breakup of Nigeria. All the scenarios are playing out today and planned to escalate probably in 2018 to prevent a successful conduct of 2019 general elections and eventually the collapse of democracy,” he added.
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