Oct 18, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Agitations: Arewa elders say north won’t ask for separate republic

  • Elders from the north of the Arewa Consultative Forum say they are fully committed to a Nigeria
  • The elders said that they are not following the line of some groups in southern Nigeria calling for a separate country
  • The forum noted that the north is currently facing bigger problems and would rather work for a united Nigeria

Kaduna – The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has on Thursday the 23rd country out of Nigeria, as some Igbo and Yoruba groups do with agitation for the Republic of Biafra and Oduduwa.

The comment was made by the General Secretary of the forum, Murtala Aliyu. at the meeting of the National Executive Council of the ACF.

Full commitment to a Nigeria

The Sun newspaper quoted Aliyu as saying:

“The north is not going to ask for a separate republic as it is being carried out in the south-east and west by IPOB and Igboho. We will work for a united Nigeria and that is what we stand for. ”

Nigerians must work together

The Guardian newspaper reports that the ACF said the North will fight for the unity of the country.

According to the group, the Nigerians need synergies and the fight against insecurity.

The leaders of the north also praised their southeastern counterparts for distancing the region from secessionist calls by the indigenous peoples of Biafras (IPOB) better off united.

Recall that the southeastern leaders denied secessionist activities by IPOB and other pro-Biafran agitators, saying that the groups were not for the Igbo speak.

The leaders to whom governors, federal statutes Ber, including elders, traditional and religious leaders in the region, reaffirmed their commitment to a united Nigeria.

The decision was made after a closed-door security briefing in the government building of Enugu state .