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Group raises alarm over IPOB's alleged plan to humiliate Buhari in US (VIDEOS)

Monday, 18 September 2017

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The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has alleged that IPOB is planning to mobilise Nigerians to attack President Muhammadu Buhari in US

- Buhari is billed to speak at the 72nd United Nations general assembly holding in New York

- The group said that IPOB’s plan is to further provoke the northerners and incite the world against the Nigerian leader and his government

Northern groups have raised the alarm that the embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has mobilised Nigerians living in the country to attack as President Muhammadu Buhari arrives the United States to address the United Nations General Assembly.

Vanguard reports that the Arewa people under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) alleged on Sunday, September 17 that the plan by IPOB sponsors was to humiliate President Buhari, who is billed to speak at UNGA.

NAIJ.com gathered that in a mail signed by the spokesman for the CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the northern leaders said that the action was also intended to further provoke the northerners and incite the world against the Nigerian leader and his government.

But the northern group vowed to make appropriate response to the IPOB provocation by taking its position against the antic of the proscribed organization to the UN.

The northern group however hailed the southeast governor’s for proscribing IPOB once it was declared a terrorist group by the Defense Headquarters, saying that they had been vindicated by such declarations.

CNG also lauded the governments of Abia, Rivers and Plateau States for promptly arresting the move by IPOB to set the country on war path and kill innocent Nigerians in the process.

The northern group said: “We must state here that our position that IPOB be proscribed, its activities be declared as acts of terror, and its leaders be accordingly treated in the interest of a greater, peaceful and united Nigeria has to a large extent been vindicated which is also reassuring and encouraging.

“We also wish to state that we have privileged information that IPOB sponsors are mobilizing their members in the Diaspora to humiliate our dear President Muhammadu Buhari in New York where he is billed to address the United Nations General Assembly.

“We call on Nigerians to as well overlook this planned unpatriotic action by the IPOB supporters as it is nothing but another antic to provoke reactions.

“We assure all peace loving Nigerians that CNG is also preparing to counter IPOB’ foreign propaganda efforts by compiling relevant facts to be presented personally to the UN soon. “Finally, we reiterate the call for calm and tolerance as the authorities diligently carry out their duties.”

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, said agitation for Biafra was being sponsored by treasury looters and those who are politically disgruntled.

Watch NAIJ.com video of what Nigerians have to say about the army operation in southeast:

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