Northern Elders: Allow Igbo to secede if…

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The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has advised the Federal government to allow the South-east pull out of Nigeria if the support for secession for the region is widespread and backed by their leaders.

It said political leaders in the region seem to have submitted to violence and terror of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the NEF, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, stated this Monday at a press conference in Abuja after a closed-door meeting of the forum.

Baba-Ahmed said: “The forum has arrived at the difficult conclusion that if support for secession among the Igbo is as widespread as it is being made to look, and Igbo leadership appears to be in support of it, then the country should be advised not to stand in their way.

“It will not be the best choice for the Igbo or Nigerians to leave a country we have all toiled to build and a country we all have responsibility to fix, but it will not help a country already burdened with failures on its knees to fight another war to keep the Igbo in Nigeria.”

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