Politics and Policy

Igbos, You May Remain

The Coalition of Northern Groups has called off their quit notice of Igbos.
Speaking for the group, Suleiman Abdulaziz said it was necessary to call off the quit notice to foster peace and development in the country.

The group had, on June 6, declared October 1, 2017, as a date on or before which Igbos residing in the Northern part of the country are to vacate all 19 Northern states. The notice had warned that all assets and properties belonging to the Igbos were to be left behind.

The group made the declaration in Kaduna, but called it off in Abuja, a move that bears more of symbolism that may immediately meet the eye. The conference at which the youth group called off the quit notice was attended by the Northern Governors Forum, represented by Kashim Shettima of Borno State.

In the statement read announcing the suspension, there were references made to the “threats” and “impending danger” posed by the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of the Biafra (IPOB) which could “throw this country into turmoil”.

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