- Coalition of civil society groups under #OurMumuDonDo, Concerned Nigerians and Campaign for Democracy commended southeast governors over their roles on preventing bloodshed in their region
- The group berated the federal government over their handling of the same agitation
- The group called on all state governors from southsouth and southeast to continue to foster unity in Nigeria
A coalition of civil society groups has commended governors of the southeast region over their handling of the recent agitation by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
The movement, #OurMumuDonDo, Concerned Nigerians and Campaign for Democracy said that the ban on IPOB activities by the governors prevented bloodshed and further confrontation between them and security agents, Punch reports.
The group said this in a press statement signed by Charles Oputa, Deji Adeyanju and Bako Usman on behalf of the coalition on Friday, September 22, in Abuja.
The statement from the group read: “The maturity and calmness displayed by the governors in the face of the federal government’s heavy-handed approach and the provocative disposition of the Independent People of Biafra has averted further confrontations which were likely to be bloody and even more likely to stoke ethnic and religious tensions around the country.
“We call on the governors of the southeastern states, as well as all governors of all states in the country, to continue to do more to preserve and foster national unity as well as the safety and security of all Nigerians nationwide.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) accused the federal government of plans to kill hundreds of youths from the southeast zone, ahead of the 2019 general election.
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IPOB in a press statement on Friday, September 22, said the FG is planning to use men of the Nigerian military to perpetuate the evil acts.
You can watch this NAIJ.com exclusive video of Nnamdi Kanu's father speaking on his son's Biafra agitation below: