Agitators raise the alarm over degenerating state of Nigeria at UNGA
Yoruba group demands probe of terrorism sponsors
The Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), yesterday, alerted the global community of the rapidly degenerating situation of Nigeria.
It, therefore, urged the United Nations (UN), particularly the Security and Trusteeship Councils, to initiate urgent steps to arrest Nigeria’s slow descent into chaos.
This was contained in a letter addressed to the UN Security Council, the Trusteeship Council and the General Assembly during the one-million-man freedom march to the UN Headquarters in New York.
The letter was jointly signed by Chairman, NINAS – Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof. Banji Akintoye; Secretary-General, NINAS, Lower Niger Congress, Tony Nnadi and Prof. Yusuf Turaki of Middle-Belt Movement.
The agitators asked the UN to act fast on their demands to avert “catastrophe and large refugee crisis.”
“That Nigeria has failed as a state is no longer a subject for debate, having emerged the global poverty capital, and playing host to two of the world’s top four most deadly terrorist organisations, with three-quarters of the constituent components (South and Middle-Belt) seeking urgent extrication by way of referendum from what has become a union of death.
“We gather today to alert the UN, and the rest of the global community that the union of Nigeria has failed irredeemably; and is now at the verge of a violent disintegration with catastrophic consequences for global peace, and security, as our population would become an instant global refugee nightmare,” the letter stated.
MEANWHILE, following the United Arab Emirates (UAE) revelation and naming of alleged 36 Nigerian sponsors of terrorism and Boko Haram insurgency, a South-West political group, Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum (YRLP), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to act fast and ensure proper investigation with the political will to prosecute those found culpable.
In a statement, yesterday, President of the forum, Mr. Akin Malaolu, said many questions had come begging for answers following the development.
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