The Coalition of Northern Groups has blasted the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo over its statement condemning the recent secessionist movement in the Southeast region.
Describing the statement as a hypocritical attempt to fool the entire country, the CNG said that Ohaneze “can only fool some people sometimes, but cannot fool all the people all the time.”
The CNG added that it is “quite aware of the renewed antics of the protégés of those that assassinated our forefathers, their foot soldiers from other parts of the South and cronies from the North which we are ready to resist and expose.”
“Nigerians are not in a hurry to forget their betrayal of the trust and accommodation accorded them despite the atrocities they caused in 1966,” the group added.
In the statement titled, “Biafra: CNG tackles Ohanaeze, says North can’t be fooled again,” the CNG added, “It is no longer in doubt that the current violent agitations and disturbances over Biafra is clearly an agenda with a wholesome backing from every component of the Igbo community in Nigeria and in the Diaspora, including Ohanaeze.
“It is therefore, the peak of hypocrisy for the Ohanaeze at this point, to attempt to distance itself from the ongoing violence and crime against humanity, whereas it has been silent all the while northerners living in the South-East are daily harassed, attacked, murdered in cold blood, and their properties destroyed.
“Instructively, the same Ohanaeze was conspiratorially silent when Ahmed Gulak, a prominent Northern figure was assassinated on the streets of Imo by Igbo-backed militia of the IPOB and ESN.”
“The North will no longer remain passive under such deliberate and sustained attacks on its people, nor be disposed any longer to relating with the Igbo as federating partners and shall take every measure to realize Biafra so that the Igbo will leave and peace would reign again,” the CNG added.