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Over My Death Will Oduduwa, Biafra Emerge As New Countries, Nigeria Is One —Attahiru Warns |The Republican News

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. -Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has said he will not allow those trying to break out of Nigeria for their own nation to succeed, adding that the Nigerian army has resolved to deal with secessionists who are threatening the peace of the country.

He vowed to ensure that those inciting disintegration such as the Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho who recently declared the Oduduwa Republic and his South South counterpart, ex-militant, Asari Dokubo are all dealt with.

General Attahiru gave the warning while speaking in Uyo at the first Commanding Officers’ Workshop 2021.

Recall that Asari Dokubo, a leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, recently declared the formation of Biafra Customary Government (BCG).

Similarly, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, a self-acclaimed Yoruba activist, last week declared Yoruba as a separate nation and demanded the secession of South-West states from Nigeria.

But Attahiru vowed that the country would remain integrated, adding that the army in collaboration with other security agencies will deal with separatists agitating for secession.

“The Nigerian Army under my leadership would remain proactive and jointly work with other security agencies to decisively deal with threats facing the nation.

“The Nigerian Army under my watch remains resolute and is poised more than ever before to decisively deal with individuals or groups that threaten the peace, security and stability of our great nation,” he vowed.

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Ijaw Nation Not Part Of Oduduwa Republic Agitation, Remove Us From Your Map —Ijaw Youths

by  Kess Ewubare

– Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has faulted the inclusion of the Ijaw nation in the agitation of Oduduwa Republic

– The group said those demanding Oduduwa Republic should leave Ijaw lands out of their agitation

– The IYC, however, said it is not opposed to the aspiration of Oduduwa’s self-determination movement

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has distanced the Ijaw nation from the agitation of Oduduwa Republic. Guardian reports that the chairman of the IYC transition implementation committee, Kennedy Olorogun, in a statement said those clamouring for Oduduwa Republic should leave the lands and territories belonging to the Ijaw nation out of their agitation.

The group said Ijaw lands and territories cannot be part of the clamor for Oduduwa Republic.

Olorogun said the IYC is not opposed to the aspiration of Oduduwa’s self-determination movement but stated that Ijaw lands and territories should be left out of the composition of the Oduduwa areas.

The group said it was unacceptable for the promoters of Oduduwa to include Ijaw territories in Edo and Delta in the agitation.

“The Ijaw territories of Egbema, Okomu, Gbarai, Olodiama and Furopagha in Edo and Gbaramatu, Ogbe-Ijoh, Isaba, Egbema and Diebiri in the Warri Federal Constituency of Delta, which was included as part of the Oduduwa Republic, are not Yorubalands, but owned by Ijaw people,” it further noted.

The IYC called on the promoters of the Oduduwa Republic to, henceforth, desist from including those areas as part of their Oduduwa agitation. (Legit.ng)