The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has alleged that the raging Biafra agitation, led by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is aimed to bring about the collapse of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and split the country.
The allegations were made in a statement issued on Wednesday signed by the coalition’s spokesperson, Mr. Abdul-Azeez Suleiman.
The statement said the turmoil generated by agitations since President Buhari assumed power in 2015 are aimed at making the country ungovernable and to ensure a change of government by “whatever means and tactics”.
According to the CNG, the irreverent being meted out to the President is part of a plot to cause an inter-regional crisis that could lead to general unrest.
“The resurgence of separatist agitations, especially the violent brand by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its ilk in the South-East, represent a much wider conspiracy to divide Nigeria along ethnic and religious fault lines as well as achieve the balkanization of the North. The current IPOB brand of agitation is a strategy employed to achieve the results that the coupists of the First Republic failed to realize, namely, increase the weight and relevance of the regions to the detriment and expense of the central government,” CNG stated.