The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has warned Igbos living in the North that they would get their businesses revoked if they comply with the one-month sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Recall that IPOB had threatened to direct Igbos across Nigeria to observe a one-month sit-at-home order if the Nigerian government fails to release their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
During a question and answer session at a press briefing, on Monday, in Abuja, CNG spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman said the development in the South East is very unfortunate.
He said the North does not have problems with the North or the Igbos in the North doing their businesses peacefully, but it will not tolerate the Igbos complying with IPOB’s directive while they live in the North.
“The development in the South East is very unfortunate, we have foreseen this, we alerted the nation, we alerted the international community that decisive action has to be taken over the IPOB is going about its agitations, now we are been vindicated.
“We have seen a new statement by IPOB directing all Igbos living anywhere in Nigeria which includes the north to participate in the one-month sit at home.
“What we are saying is that at least the Igbos in the north are not intimidated or threatened.
“On our part, we are going to warn any trader that complies with the IPOB directive in the north, that definitely we shall take steps to see that his business place is revoked.
“We don’t have a problem with IPOB here, we don’t have problems with Igbos here, they are doing their businesses peacefully but if they comply with that order, it means they are also with the people that are challenging us in the state.
“So, we will not want any Igbo man to comply with that in northern Nigeria, but if they want to do it in the South, it is their problem not here in the North,” he started
Credit: Nigerian Tribune