On Tuesday, Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, blamed the Igbo elites, politicians, traditional rulers and business persons of supporting the actions allegedly perpetrated by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network, ESN.
According to Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, CNG Spokesperson, he opined in a statement obtained newsmen, stating that the South East elites are well aware of some of the atrocities committed by the outlawed groups.
The groups’ position on the matter is arising from the incident involving the militants linked to the proscribed IPOB activity that led to the killing of a woman, her four children and six others, of which are said to be of northern extraction in Anambra State.
As contained in the statement, the group said, “We are aware that the activities of the IPOB/ESN terror groups are supported morally and politically by the vast majority of the pliant Igbo elites, politicians, traditional rulers, business persons, and the larger population of this ethnic group. It is also a situation that feeds on the docility of the affrighted section of those who pose as Northern leaders today.”
They pointed to the recent attacks, saying keeping quiet about the crime is no longer an option, adding that the Northerners being aware of the killings have made it impossible for them to remain indifferent or silent in the face of such extreme provocations.