- Indigenous peoples of Biafra, IPOB, may not be the only secessionist group in southeastern Nigeria
- Senate minority leader Enyinnaya Abaribe says, that there are more than 30 groups similar to IPOB in the increasingly troubled region.
- Abaribe, a former deputy governor of Abia state, urged the federal government to join such groups a dialog
FCT, Abuja – The Senate minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, says there are more than 30 separatist organizations exist in the southeastern zone of the country.
Abaribe made the comment on Tuesday October 5th in an interview aired on Channels Television.
When asked if he was a supporter of the indigenous Abaribe, who has vouched for his leader Nnamdi Kanu in the past, said:
“I support the cries of our people against injustice … I stand by my people.
“One of the biggest problems that the media also have is that they tag everything IPOB in the Southeast. You won’t believe that there are more than 30 different separatist organizations. IPOB, MASSOB, there are so many and each of them comes back to the same thing.
“The reason we have separatist agitations all over the country is that some people are unable to go along with it to deal with our diversity. “
He added that he did not regret having stood as one of Kanu’s guarantors in 2017 and said:
” I will still be a guarantor because you feel that you are being treated unfairly. “
Abaribe went on to explain that the APC government must enter into dialogue, to suppress the growing agitation in the southeast for fairness and justice towards the Igbo people.
The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on IPOB to disband ESN
Meanwhile, as part of the efforts to end the crisis in the Southeast, the IPOB was asked to contact the Eastern Security Network, ESN.
The request was made by the youth wing of pan-Igbo sociocultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
The youth group noted that the violent rhetoric of the secessionists may be Triggered attacks by her armed wing.