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South- East Governors Declare Position Of Realisation For Biafra Republic (Details below)

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Reporters report that South- East governors have pledged their commitment to an indivisible and united Nigeria, brushing aside IPOB’ s call for secession and the realisation of the Biafra Republic.

The Chairman of the South- East Governors’ Forum, Governor David Umahi, gave the assurance in Abuja at a media event organised by the Presidential Media Team.

We do not want to secede from Nigeria. But we want a Nigeria where justice and equity prevail. We want peace, ” stated the governor.

Mr Umahi, who lamented the increasing insecurity in the south- eastern region, noted that bandits had hijacked the peaceful agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other groups in the area.

“The situation in the South- East right now is a situation in which non- violent approach of IPOB at the beginning has been hijacked by bandits, by cultists, by criminals, ” he claimed.

He, however, described the insinuation that ” foreign mercenaries” are responsible for the large- scale violence and chaos experienced in the South- East as mere war propaganda.

According to him, some Nigerians from the South- East are responsible for the killings, the burning down of police stations, and destruction of property in the region. The governor added the agitation for a better region by Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, IPOB, and the Eastern Security Network were offshoots of years of neglect by previous governments.

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He condemned the mayhem in the region and urged security operatives to intensify efforts in checking the situationThe governor also called on South- East youths to aggregate their demands and present them to their governors to be tabled before President Muhammadu Buhari.

On the recently inaugurated security outfit in the region, code- named Ebube Agu, Mr Umahi said the outfit was legitimate, adding that peace- loving citizens in the region have nothing to fear.

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