The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has reacted to the arrest of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho).
In an announcement issued by the coalition’s spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the neighborhood steered the Nigerian authorities to directly account for sponsors of groups clamouring for self-resolution in the Southern fraction of the nation.
The neighborhood warned that the arrest of Igboho and that of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra must never be taken as the close of the uprisings and disturbances over self-resolution.
CNG talked about Igboho’s arrest must attend as a lesson to followers ‘who are instigated into surroundings fireplace to their very believe backyards whereas the instigators of such lawlessness and violence nearly continuously believe a fallback chance that entails escaping out of the nation’.
The assertion read, “From the outset, we would like to be categoric that the arrest of Igboho and Kanu must never be inaccurate as bringing about the near the uprisings and disturbances over self-resolution perpetrated by southern Nigerian elites and governments who use thugs adore Igboho and Kanu.
“We notify that barely than seeing the arrest as an close in itself, it shall be the inspiration of the processes for self-resolution by any unit that desires to swagger.
“Attributable to this fact we notify on a tranquil referendum for separation from a these that can on the slightest of pretexts, assault, cancel and cancel of us of alternative regions and their properties, especially these from the North.
“The arrest of Igboho is authorities commerce and as long because it conforms with the precept of rule of legislation and world prison justice procedures. We don’t seem like yet obvious what he goes to be charged with, nonetheless expectedly incitement to violence against northerners may perhaps perhaps be one of them.
“We all know that threats of violent secession anywhere are a grave offence that no authorities will condone. From data of history, it is most moving northern Nigeria that has now now not called for the breakup of the nation on the slightest of pretence.
“With the arrest of Kanu and now Igboho, we’re hoping that authorities would swagger beyond prosecution to digging up and exposing their sponsors and the agenda in the wait on of them.
“While Kanu’s case can also simply be attributed to a pair create of madness which became exploited by the South East elites who believe been taking half in a double sport, Igboho is a deliberate and calculated, supported and impressed attempt by the Yoruba leaders along side their governments to fright the North into agreeing to cede vitality without competition.
“Unfortunately they took it too a long way by arming Igboho and surroundings him against legislation-abiding residents from other regions namely the North.
“The arrest if regarded as along side that of Kanu must attend as a lesson to those blind followers who are instigated into surroundings fireplace to their very believe backyards whereas the instigators of such lawlessness and violence nearly continuously believe a fallback chance that entails escaping out of the nation.
“The two arrests also attest to the stage of cross-regional cooperation that is working all through Africa.”