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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

BIAFRA: WE WILL CONSIDER YOU TOOTHLESS IF YOU BACK OUT OF OCTOBER 1 THREAT - IPOB DARES AREWA YOUTHS AND ELDERS












By Somuadila Ugwummadu || Biafra Writers 

July 5, 2017

It is no longer news that on Tuesday, June 06, 2017, the Northern Youths organizations which is comprised of Arewa Citizens Action for Change, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Arewa Youth Development Foundation, Arewa Students Forum and Northern Emancipation Network threatened violent evacuation of Biafrans residing in the northern region of Nigeria if they (Biafrans) fail to vacate their territory (North) before October 1, 2017.

Less than 48 hours the quit notice was issued, Arewa Elders issued a statement in support of the quit notice, positing that the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorate by Lugard has not benefited any region except for the few greedy elites in the society. Also, in the statement, they decried the silence of the Biafran elders and the indirect support of Biafran politicians toward the agitation of Biafra restoration.

However, recent events indicate that the quit notice was issued to deter the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, from further demands to restore Biafra.

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First was the hasty peace meeting held at Kaduna on June 12, 2017, by Mr Ralph Uwazuruike, expelled leader of the 'Sell-Out' Movement of the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), and the former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha. In the meeting, the duo pleaded for the withdrawal of both the Arewa Youths' quit notice and IPOB's demand for #BiafraReferendum.

In the next move to withdraw the quit notice, the Arewa Youths issued a public statement, accepting to abjure the quit notice only of Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB discontinue from the agitation for the restoration of Biafra. On this, IPOB maintained that nothing short of #BiafraReferendum can end the agitation and further urged Biafrans residing in the north to return back to Biafra before the October 1 deadline.

More to these cowardly moves by the Arewa Youths to back out of October 1 quit notice, several other peace meetings were organized simultaneously at Sokoto, Yola, Kano etc, where they presented few rented Ohanaeze members who agreed to ignore the quit notice and go about their routine business in the region. This too failed.

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Conditions became more hopeless for the North as Nnamdi Kanu, on two different occasions, received European journalists at his father's house with over fifty thousand (1,000,000) Biafrans in each attendance, chanting Biafran songs and demanding #BiafraReferendum. On this, the Arewa Youths, having realized that the quit notice was not perceived as threat by Biafrans, began to demand for the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu on the basis of violating bail conditions.

RECALL: Nnamdi Kanu was granted "UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE" on December 17, 2015 by Justice Adeniyi Ademola at the Federal High Court Abuja. Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian government disobeyed these orders and incarcerated Nnamdi Kanu for more fifteen (15) months.

On the quit notice issued to Biafrans, Arewa Youths also urged Northerners residing in Biafra to vacate the region before the same deadline; but most strikingly, (despite the support of the Northern Elders over this threat) no Northerner has yet relinquished an oil bloc in Biafraland in show of willingness to carry out the October 1 threat.

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In view of these indications and clues, it is evident that Arewa Youths and their gullible Elders dished out the June 06, 2017 quit notice to instill fear and discourage Biafran agitators from further calls for #BiafraReferendum. However, IPOB will continue to remind Arewa Youths and Elders that the quit notice threat has become an agreement that must be honoured; hence, any attempt to back out of it will be perceived as an act of cowardice, timidity and gutlessness.

Published by Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
For Biafra Times

1 comment

  1. All hail Biafra writers! All hail IPOB!! All hail Biafra State!!!

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