The Coalition of Northern Groups has stated that the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), will not be the end of agitation for Biafra.
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Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, spokesman for the group, in a statement on Tuesday, called on the federal government to allow the full course of justice to take effect.
It added that a referendum is necessary to determine the final outcome of all agitations for sovereignty in Nigeria.
“Nobody should make the mistake of assuming that the arrest is anywhere near the end of the Biafran affair.
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“We stand our ground that a referendum must be held to determine this and all other agitations for self-determination from any part of the country,” the statement read in part.
The group also said it received the news of the arrest and repatriation of Nnamdi Kanu with mixed feelings of apprehension and appreciation.
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The coalition commended the effort of the federal government and the agencies involved in his arrest and extradition, particularly the International Police and authorities of the United Kingdom for honoring their obligations with Nigeria.
But it stressed that there will be apprehension until the full course of justice takes effect.