BREAKING: Presidency attacks Yoruba Nation over UN March, Partnership with IPOB


The Nigerian Presidency has launched an attack on the Yoruba nation pro-secession group over its recent rally at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA.

In a strong worded statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA, signed by Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the Nigerian leadership criticised the group stating that “Nigerians and the entire World” would “judge them” over their collaboration with the proscribed Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB.

The statement read in full; “For Nigerian diaspora groups to use the world’s largest platform – the United Nations General Assembly – to garner attention to their causes is not unexpected. It was, however shocking, to see “Yoruba Nation” advocates yesterday unequivocally throw their lot in with Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).”

“IPOB is a designated terrorist organisation. It has now publicly revealed a 50,000 strong paramilitary organisation. It regularly murders security services and innocent civilians, with a significant uptick of violent attacks this year. And it is currently attempting to hold Nigerian states hostage with orders to stay at home under threat of terror.”

“Without doubt, Nigerians and the entire world will judge Yoruba Nation by the company it keeps. No one can take seriously this organisation if it continues its IPOB association. When their allies systematically trample human rights, it raises sober questions about their claims to uphold the values of the UN.”

“The cooperation is a worrying development, once parsed with Yoruba Nation’s increasingly violent rallies in Nigeria. Actions and associations speak louder than words. Yoruba Nation’s talk of human rights promotion must therefore be ignored.”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian government will continue its work at the UN- to fight against corruption and illicit financial flows, and international cooperation. If we want to see stolen funds returned to their rightful home in Nigeria, the government must continue to campaign for and coordinate global action on asset recovery.

“The government will remain the leading regional actor in the fight against global terror – particularly against threats emanating from the Sahel. Through the Nigerian Technical Aid Corps programme, the country also shares technical expertise with countries from the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific. At the same time, the administration is implementing a programme of environmental sustainability to combat developments which destroys Nigerian communities in vulnerable regions.”

“Only through the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development can we secure a prosperous future for Nigeria. As the largest country in Africa, the government takes seriously its leadership role and will continue to strive for continental unity, cooperation, and shared prosperity.”

“Our expectation is therefore for the media to work with the government to focus attention on the core issues the President, the leader of the country has on his programme.”

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  1. Its laughhable that the Presidency is concerned about the affinity between IPOB and the Yoruba Nation agitators and to sayt the world will judge the union is childish.So what Garba. Shehu wants is for the Fulani militias to keep on killing,raping grabbingh lands from the indigenous peoples of Nigeria without any form of resistance.Its really a pity that those in leadership do not care about the ordinary Nigerian apart for their Fulani brothers.Its reallly a shame.

  2. May God punish you and your entire generation oloriburuku bokohari either you like it or not Yoruba Nation will even now and then we will come underneath and destroy you, bunch of illiterates killers generation

  3. May God punish you and your entire generation oloriburuku bokohari either you like it or not Yoruba Nation will emerge even now and then we will come underneath and destroy you, bunch of illiterates killers generation

  4. Who is Garba Shehu deceiving? Fulani terrorist that have been killing thousands of innocent Nigerians have never been
    declared terrorist, people who are fighting for their freedom you are now tagging them terrorist. God will judge you and the president and not Yoruba nation for allowing your Fulani people killing Nigerians while you seat quiet and celebrate as they kill them.

  5. Nigeria can not remain the way it is. The best outcome from where we are is a restructured country in the true spirit of a federation as agreed upon by the founders. The worst outcome is a fragmented country into may be six nations. The President Buhari administration has squandered our diversity irredeemably.

  6. Nigeria is already a failed project.the presidency is just hanging for a time being.with it will become very clear .it is wrong to beat a child and tell the kid how to cry .Garba shehu knows this

  7. This is no longer a nation-state. Nigeria as a country is just a word. What a useless set of dictators do we have as leaders. We need secession. United States of Biafra we stand. Yoruba nation we stand.

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