The Coalition of Northern Groups has urged the United Nations (UN) to end the increasing agitations by pro-Biafra groups by initiating a referendum.
According to Sahara Reporters, the group also want the UN to declare the group led by Nnamdi Kanu, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a terror group.
The coalition made its position known in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman.
It recalled that after its ‘Kaduna Declaration‘, which gave quit notice to Igbos living in the North, it wrote a letter to the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, asking him to curtail the activities of IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
“We urged the UN to invoke the relevant statutes to which Nigeria is a signatory to pronounce Kanu and IPOB as terror outfits, proscribe their activities and initiate criminal actions against them. Since it is becoming all the more obvious – by the way IPOB and Kanu enjoy massive support from the Igbo back home – that the issue of the drive for Biafra nation is still a boiling issue, we urged the UN to intervene by initiating processes for a peaceful referendum as the only option to finally settle the Biafran issue,” the Northern coalition said.
BREAKING: Nigeria Confirms 4 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Now 135
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed four new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
The new COVID-19 cases brings the country’s total confirmed cases to 135
The NCDC said in a tweet:, “Four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 3 in Osun and 1 in Ogun
“As at 11:15 am 31st March there are 135 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths.”
BREAKING: Nigeria Confirms 20 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Now 131
Nigeria has confirmed twenty new cases of coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
A tweet from NCDC reads;
“Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State
As at 09:00 pm 30th March there are 131 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths.”
BREAKING: Nigeria Records Second Coronavirus Death
The Nigerian Government has confirmed the second death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, announced this on Monday during the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He stressed that Nigeria has 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19, saying a majority of them were persons who came in from overseas.
According to the health minister, the highest number of confirmed cases are in Lagos and Abuja because they serve as the major gateways to the country.
He also informed the gathering that all retired but able-bodied staff of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Federal Ministry of Health were being recalled.
Ehanire warned Nigerians to protect the elderly among them, as well as those having underlying health issues as they were the most vulnerable.
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