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‘Activities of IPOB/ESN supported by Igbo elites’ – Northern groups

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The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) on Tuesday accused Igbo elites, politicians, traditional rulers and business persons of supporting the heinous actions allegedly perpetrated by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

The Spokesperson of CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said this in a statement obtained by POLITICS NIGERIA.

CNG’s statement comes after militants linked to the proscribed IPOB on Sunday killed a woman, her four children and six others, all of them of northern extraction in Anambra State.

The pregnant woman and her children were killed at Isulo, Orumba North Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

“We are aware that the activities of the IPOB/ESN terror groups are supported morally and politically by the vast majority of the pliant Igbo elites, politicians, traditional rulers, business persons, and the larger population of this ethnic group. It is also a situation that feeds on the docility of the affrighted section of those who pose as Northern leaders today,” CNG’s statement reads in part.

“The recent attacks have pushed matters to a point whereby silence has become complicity and inaction is no longer an option, making it impossible for us to remain indifferent or silent in the face of such extreme provocations.

“As the representatives of various interest groups from Northern Nigeria, the CNG today declares enough is enough.”

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