Northern groups support military operation in South East

Some northerners have expressed support for the ongoing military operation in the south-east. But they cautioned against reprisal attacks on Igbo living in their region.

At a press conference in Kano yesterday where they reacted to the clash between soldiers and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the northerners under the aegis of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), vowed to resist any attempt by the agitators to undermine the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

“The agitations and disturbances that have been ongoing since the coming to power of the Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo in 2015 are aimed at rendering the country practically ungovernable, and ushering in anarchy and instability, thereby occasioning a change of government by whatever means and tactics,” CNG said.

The group said it would take the matter to the international community, including African Union, ECOWAS, United Nations Security Council and the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Urging their people to be calm, the spokesman of CNG, Abdulaziz Suleiman, said: “As a cultured people with a long history of tolerance and respect for constituted authority, we call on northerners to resist the temptation of carrying out reprisal attack and playing to the gallery.

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