The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has said that it cannot be reasonably expected to live with the Igbos as a nation any longer.
The group said this following the recent assassination of a prominent northern leader, Ahmed Gulak in Imo State.
According to the group, the coordinated incessant attacks on police formations in Imo, Ebonyi, Aba, Ibadan, Enugu, Anambra, and most recently the police headquarters in Kwara and Sunday’s cold-blooded assassination of Ahmed Gulak, were part of a wider plan by the Igbo to replicate the ugly events of 1966.
CNG added that it is unreasonable for leaders to contemplate any form of constitution review at this time as it is deliberately timed to divert attention from the more existential threat to national unity with the resurgence of the decades-old Igbo secession agenda that is today taking a ferocious dimension.
“We find it quite unreasonable for leaders to contemplate any form of constitution review that will involve an unwilling Igbo population that is violently agitating for secession by attacking people of other regions, killing security personnel at will, and destroying the nation’s public and security assets.”
“Reasonably, those who call themselves custodians of our laws ought to concentrate first on a process for the separation of the irritating Igbo secessionists from the rest of the country before contemplating a future Constitution.
“The CNG considers it an insult to our collective sensibilities and ordinary rules of decency to expect other parts of the country, particularly the North to continue to coexist as one country with the Igbo as federating partners.”