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United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by Limitednow: 7:50am On Jun 09, 2017
THE United Nations has called on different ethnic tribes and groups in Nigeria to be more tolerant to ensure unity and peace in the country.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said this in a statement Thursday.

Kallon noted with concern media reports of an ultimatum issued by northern youth groups calling for all Igbo people to leave Northern Nigeria by October 1.

He noted the ultimatum followed a sit-down-strike observed in the five states in South East Nigeria on May 30, purportedly meant to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Biafra.

“We have to work together to resolve peacefully any concern that different groups in the country may have.

“I am heartened by reactions of leaders from all over the country condemning this ultimatum.

“UN calls for tolerance and a spirit of togetherness in transparency to address the concerns of all the citizens in a peaceful manner,” Kallon said.

He said this should be done in such a way that no one was left behind in the quest for sustainable development.

The coordinator especially urged cultural and religious leaders to play their part in guiding the youth to settle differences peacefully.

Kallon also stressed the need to re-invigorate the National Peace Committee, as it could play a role in addressing the current concerns that impinge on the peace of the country.

He recalled that the committee worked tirelessly during the election period in 2015.

“Nigeria is a great country with immense potential to build the welfare of its population and lead Africa in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.



“This can only be achieved in an atmosphere of the rule of law and peace where all citizens live happily irrespective of their ethnic or religious backgrounds.

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“I commend the Federal and State Governments, youth and civil society leaders, security agencies, cultural and religious leaders for their efforts to promote peace in the country.

“The UN is ready to continue supporting Nigeria to build an enduring democracy in peace, prosperity and respect for diversity,”Kallon said.

(NAN)

http://www.socialtimesng.net/2017/06/un-reacts-arewa-groups-threat-igbos/

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by Limitednow: 7:51am On Jun 09, 2017
Igbos should return home, North will beg them to come back.

If North Fails To Disintegrate, We Will Refer To Them As Cowards – Ijaw Group


THE Ijaw People Development Initiative (IPDI) has said the ultimatum given to the Igbos was North’s intention to end Nigeria’s marriage.

The National President of IPDI, Mr. Austin Ozobo, in a statement which partly read, said: “We want to laud the North for its readiness for the dissolution of the false marriage call Nigeria. However, if they fail to disintegrate as declared, we shall refer to them as cowards and mental unstable people.

“The Igbo and other Niger Deltans should kindly evacuate the North before October 1. Biafra and Niger Delta agitations are unstoppable. Nigeria has grown beyond keeping its unity through force.”

Quit notice more treasonable than IPOB’s threats’

Similarly, The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), the umbrella group of the Niger Delta people, have described the quit notice by 16 Arewa youth groups in Kaduna to the Igbo as grave.

It considered the statement by the Arewa youths as tragic and more treasonable than the offence allegedly committed by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), for which he was held in detention for about a year.

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A statement yesterday by PANDEF signed by Dr. Alfred Mulade, a member of the central working committee, stated that not only is the statement by the Arewa youths a potent threat to the corporate unity of the country, but the most dangerous statement ever made by any group to the unity and existence of Nigeria since the end of the civil war.

The statement read: “This statement by the Arewa youths, which strikes at the very roots of the Nigeria we believe in, is, indeed, an attempt to divide and break up the country whose unity is guaranteed by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“In condemning this statement in its entirety, PANDEF calls on all northern state governments, elders, particularly the Arewa Consultative Assembly in whose House the press conference was held, not only to condemn it but to take concrete steps to reassure the Igbo and indeed all Nigerians that they are free to stay in the North without any form of molestations.


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“PANDEF insists that this call by Arewa youths must be nipped in the bud, and the Federal Government should, as in the case of Nnamdi Kanu, arrest, detain and prosecute them for treasonable felony with immediate effect. In this matter of threat to the corporate existence of Nigeria, there must be no sacred cows.

“Whilst we do not support Nnamdi Kanu, and the various secessionist organisations in the South-East for reviving the call for Biafra; and whilst we have to restate that the South-South is not part of the said Biafra, we take the view that this regrettably dangerous statement by the northern youths is unwittingly lending profound support to the demands of the Biafran agitators, which is totally unacceptable to any patriotic Nigerian, and a flagrant violation of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

SOURCE: http://www.socialtimesng.net/2017/06/north-fails-disintegrate-will-refer-cowards-ijaw-group/

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by SuperSuave(m): 7:53am On Jun 09, 2017
Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by Saintsquare(m): 7:53am On Jun 09, 2017
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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by Nobody: 8:16am On Jun 09, 2017
Lolz, sit at home de vex them grin grin

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by three: 8:34am On Jun 09, 2017
The call by the 16 Northern groups on the heels of alleged involvement of Politicians courting the Army is in my opinion a strategic move to keep the Vice President from assuming office as the President in any event.

It appears some in the North are not willing to gamble with a PYO presidency at the risk of loosing the so called 4 year term. (Yar'adua's)

They flew the coup kite now they are provoking breakdown of Law and order. Pray tell what happens after a breakdown of Law and Order if not the Military being called in to quell widespread rioting. What happens after?

Your guess is as good as mine...

These guys are VERY smart

(PS imo this plan is not a today sometin oh)

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by Nobody: 8:50am On Jun 09, 2017
three:
The call by the 16 Northern groups on the heels of alleged involvement of Politicians courting the Army is in my opinion a strategic move to keep the Vice President from assuming office as the President in any event.

It appears some in the North are not willing to gamble with a PYO presidency at the risk of loosing the so called 4 year term. (Yar'adua's)

They flew the coup kite now they are provoking breakdown of Law and order. Pray tell what happens after a breakdown of Law and Order if not the Military being called in to quell widespread rioting. What happens after?

Your guess is as good as mine...

These guys are VERY smart

(PS imo this plan is not a today sometin oh)
you could as well say nnamdi kanu/ipob is a creation of the pdp to "make the country ungovernable" since igbos supported yar'adua but not buhari; apc making the only difference and you may be right but who cares?

Kastonkastroll:
UN, thank you but make everybody go answer him papa name o'jere. Forget our elites, we the youths are tired!!! grin Even a restructured Nigeria no go work because the hate will still be there. Ipod yoots must get their wish. Odua-nation will be born. Them Arewa people go form their Islamic Republic of Nigeria grin Hahaha!!! Niger/delta republic go dey too. Middlebelt/northcentral go form their own country. grin

No less no more!!! Make everybody dey go him papa house cool

As long as this is achieved in the most peaceful method possible...Amen!!!

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by HiddenShadow: 8:54am On Jun 09, 2017
Kill Igbos today and watch the UN conduct referendum tomorrow

We dare the North to keep to her Oct 1st threat


One Nigeria is not by force

Northern youths should tell their senators to hurriedly insert secession and referendum into the constitution

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by IHEJIRIKAisBOKO: 8:55am On Jun 09, 2017
This Kaduna declaration saga has confirmed the already known fact that the ibos agitation for biafra is not well intentioned. The call for biafra is just the default mode that the ibos enter into whenever they loose out of the politics at the centre.

I had expected the ibos, in furtherance to their biafra ambition, would have started leaving the North following the ultimatum served by the Arewa Youths. But it seems the ibos would rather die in the North than go back to iboland

The ibos want to break away from Nigeria but at the same time want to remain in other part of Nigeria

The ibos want an independent iboland but they are afraid of going back to iboland

some of them even have this deluded assumption that in the event that they get their biafra country, they will still retain their citizenship as Nigerians and still stay in other part of Nigeria.



Jokers !!

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by TheFreeOne: 8:56am On Jun 09, 2017
Let the UN call for a referendum since northerners have through their youths up the ante in the mind / political game of chess going on in Nigeria and other regions shouldn't be caught napping.

What those who believe they owned Nigeria couldn't get via their recent jettisoned coup scare is what they'll attempt to achieve through unscrupulous emergency and declaration of martial law if the chance prepared itself and of which they are stoking its fires.

However they'll get their fingers burned eventually if they think by truncating civilian rule to extend their evil hegemony their 'ironclad one Nigeria' will still hold.

Isn't it ironic and laughable that northerners are the ones giving quit notices when they ought to be the people deserving of a red card? If northerners are serious about the referendum then it should be for all to determine/negotiate the basis of our continued coexistence.

Kanu set the ball rolling so let southerners seize the moment cos 'that day' in history beckons.
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"In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity"
- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by Splashme: 8:56am On Jun 09, 2017
Na wao o....
Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by peacereign: 8:57am On Jun 09, 2017
No be 4 mouth, these are the main people, perhaps they will now understand that we were not crying for fun but truily face grave danger.

The UN will need to do more than ask for togetherness and tolerance, they need to understand that we can no longer tolerate each other and that we were never together.

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by NwaAmaikpe: 8:58am On Jun 09, 2017
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Nnamdi Kanu: Pharoah let my people go....


PMB: No.


Then the Almighty struck PMB with an incurable ailment..Pharaoh hastenly tells his Arewa youths..please chase away all the Igbos before Oct 1st so I may have some peace.




Bad belle Arewa people beefing the successful Igbos...

Thank you for hastening our exit from this zoo

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by Fifatin: 8:58am On Jun 09, 2017
One Particular group of people now at the receiving end started the whole ethic intolerance Bruohaha with hate speech being broadcast to Millions across Radio, SHORTLY After MARCH 2015

They Know themselves.

An African proverb says: "He who trows a handfull of ashes into the sky, should surely expect to be trailed by ash particles".

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by IHEJIRIKAisBOKO: 8:58am On Jun 09, 2017
HiddenShadow:
Kill Igbos today and watch the UN conduct referendum tomorrow

We dare the North to keep to her Oct 1st threat
empty chest beater, 100's of ibos have been killed since you embarked on your futile ''free nnamdi kanu'' protest. Millions were killed in the '60's. What have the UN done so far?

Biafra warrior, No bi ontop nairaland u go take fight biafra war. U beta beat your chest small small make u no go break your rib bone

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by crackerspub: 8:58am On Jun 09, 2017
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He noted the ultimatum followed a sit-down-strike observed in the five states in South East Nigeria on May 30, purportedly meant to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Biafra.

Pained2


Haters identified, the sit at home pained them grin grin grin


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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by Igboesika: 8:58am On Jun 09, 2017
Anything that will fast track the disintegration of this failed entity called Nigeria is a welcome development.

All I know is that Umuchineke must win at last.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
ONE NIGERIA IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by Nobody: 8:59am On Jun 09, 2017
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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by InvestinOwerri(m): 8:59am On Jun 09, 2017
Great! I dont see how the ZOO is going to survive this. We are finally on the treshold of history and Nnamdi Kanu's boldness & heroic exploits at the risk of his life triggered it. I'm not a sorcerer nor a prophet, but as a student of history with sound reasoning I can predict the likely scenario going forward. 1. The North may seek for truce & accept calls for restructuring (this depends if the SS & SW aligns with the SE & insist on restructuring or break up) 2. The millitary will strick under the guise of protecting the country from imminent collapse. The hausa/fulani will want to achieve two vital points with this l.e ensuring that Osinbajo does not take over & keeping power in the north beyond 2019 & also to stifle the demand for restructuring (the only thing that may keep them from doing this is the fear of what the backlash will be like now that the SS, SE & even MB is very wary of them). Either way, what I'm seeing does not look bright all for Nigeria. Only the 1st scenario can save Nigeria now!

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by Wizkhalifa2(m): 8:59am On Jun 09, 2017
The only good thing about d North is d farm produce they bring.

nd Suya too angry

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by samtee37(m): 8:59am On Jun 09, 2017
9jakohai:
I keep on hearing the call for a referendum....as if it is call for chocolate.

If you want referendum.....get the constitution amended before you get there.

And to do that, you need two-thirds of the House and Senate, and two-thirds of the states to get such an amendment.

Sure...UN has spoken. But....referendum is not the business of UN in the Nigerian situation.
you've just spoken my mind, this guy's should just keep their heads and pass through the right channel instead of initiating violence

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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by glosplendid(f): 8:59am On Jun 09, 2017
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Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by obembet(f): 8:59am On Jun 09, 2017
There is nothing like unity in this Nation

And there is no me d for it anymore
Re: United Nation Reacts To Arewa Group’s Threat Against Igbos by IgboticGirl(f): 8:59am On Jun 09, 2017
ObaKlaz:
Please Ipobians, leave the north. Go develop Otuoke. After all, it's a 'no-man's land'
grintongue

not a bad idea anyway cool cool cool

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