- The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has said that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is sowing the seed of discord in Nigeria
- CNG condemned Nnamdi Kanu's recent action of forcefully shutting down most south-east cities in the country
-The group said Kanu’s unwarranted actions compelled Arewa youths to continue with their definite action against Igbos living in the north
The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has claimed that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is hindering peace talks regarding the quit notice issued by Arewa Youths to Igbos in the North.
Reports have it that CNG made this known in a statement issued after its town hall meeting in Kano state on Monday, August 7.
NAIJ.com gathered that the group said Kanu’s recent order has ''Foreclosed the avenues for an expected peaceful resolution''.
The statement reads: ''His (Nnamdi Kanu) recent action of forcefully grounding movement of people including those from other regions by shutting down most South-East cities notwithstanding the mild and ineffective condemnation by some Igbo political, cultural and religious leaders has foreclosed the avenues for an expected early peaceful resolution.
''It is further justification of our concern expressed in the Kaduna declaration and subsequent correspondences with the acting president of the federal republic of Nigeria and the international community.
''These renewed threats contained in Kanu’s unwarranted utterances and actions compel us to push further for definite national and international action that would decide the Biafran matter to conclusion once and for all.
''In our usual truly patriotic aim to forestall the drift toward anarchy in Nigeria, and also to alert the international community as to where responsibility would ultimately lie if such momentous events ever came to pass, we have followed up our earlier effort by another round of initiatives of extending similar communications to relevant authorities.
We have met with many leaders and groups with positive developments while our doors remain open for discussions with more groups, leaders and agencies genuinely interested in addressing the separatist issues with a view to finally achieving a peaceful and stable Nigeria''.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was warned by the leaders of Igbo traders in Lagos, that he was not welcome in the state.
The traders stated that if Kanu brings his agitation for Biafra to Lagos, it will be bad for their businesses as Nigerians would think they are in support of him.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Nnamdi Kanu addressing his supporters in Abia: