The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has responded to statement by the Northern Elders Forum(NEF) that the Nigerian government should allow the South-east to secede in order to avoid another civil war.
Kanu, in a statement on Tuesday described the statement from the NEF as sensible but added that Biafra also includes the South-South.
“Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said in other to prevent another civil war, the Southeast should be allowed to secede if the movement is popular among the people in the region”
“Now, that’s very sensible but there’s a correction: #Biafra includes what you call SouthSouth”, he tweeted.
POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that the Northern elders forum called on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the Igbos have their own country adding that it was necessary to avoid another civil war. The group also called on Igbo leaders to avoid a civil war and dialogue with Kanu and other pro-secessionists.