Northern Youths Urge Osinbajo To Allow The Igbos Have Biafra Peacefully

The coalition of northern youths which recently gave Igbos living in Northern Nigeria till October 1st to vacate theregion has written an open letter to Acting PresidentYemiOsinbajoasking him to allow Biafran secessionists succeed through peaceful means.

The group commended Osinbajofor initiating series of discussions with leaders from the north and south-east.

However, northern youths urged him to take “steps to facilitate the actualization of the Biafran nation in line with the principle of self-determination as an integral part of contemporary customary international law” because they believe the talks will yield no positive result.

The signatories to the letter include Ambassador Shettima Yerima, Joshua Viashman, Aminu Adam, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman and Nastura Ashir Sharif.

The group stated that the principle of self-determination has, since World War II become a part of the United Nations Charter which states in Article1(2), that one of the purposesof the UN is “to develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples”.

Read the full letter below:

June, 19th 2017
His Excellency,
Professor Yemi Osinbajo,
Acting President,
Federal Republic of Nigeria,
Aso Rock Presidential Villa Abuja


Your Excellency,


On behalf of this coalition and all  the peace-loving people of Northern Nigeria, we begin thisletter by commending your efforts towards finding a lasting solution to the lingering Igbo-induced crisis that is undoubtedly overheating the polity.
We sincerely believe Your Excellency’s good intentions as shown by your prompt and genuine actions towards ensuring peace and stability in holding talks with leaders of the North and the South-East.Though we do not doubt Your Excellency’s bona fide concerns for the peaceful resolution of the crises, we nevertheless have reservation sas to the efficacy of this approach in ensuring lasting solutions..

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