Friday, July 14, 2017

Northern Youths Persist In Demand, Write United Nations.

As if not backing down on the content of their three-month quit notice to Igbos residing in the North, Arewa youths have called on the United Nations, UN, to initiate processes that would see to the conduct of a peaceful referendum for those angling for Biafra Republic.

The youths, under the aegies of Coalition of Northern Youths, maintained in a letter addressed to the UN, that this is the only option to finally settle the Biafran issue.

In the letter dated July 12, 2017, the Arewa youths pointed out that Igbo youths have intermittently continued to demand an independent country
since the end of the Civil War.

They claimed that Igbo are reopening old wounds, and explained that the Kaduna Declaration was not a call to violence, but a precaution.

Speaking on behalf of the coalition, its coordinator, Shettima Yerima said: “Not withstanding efforts by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo and responsible regional leaders, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), remains undaunted.

“Their continued action is a clear signal that they are committed to breaking away from the Nigerian Federation which buttresses our earlier concerns.

“Since it is becoming all the more obvious by the way IPOB and Kanu enjoy massive support from the Igbo back home,

that the issue of the drive for Biafra nation is still a boiling one, we urge the UN to intervene by initiating processes for a peaceful referendum as the only option to finally settle the Biafran issue.”

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