Abia State Cattle Market Attack: CNG Blames IPOB, ESN, Says Enough Is Enough

The Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG), in a statement on Wednesday, condemned the Tuesday attack on the newly constructed Abia state cattle market.

Spokesman of the Group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said, “The recent attack in Abia has taken matters to a point whereby silence has become complicity, and inaction is no longer an option in the face of unprovoked evictions, attacks, and killing of northerners in various parts of the South-East.”


He warned that, “… the North will no longer tolerate any further irrelevant treatment of northerners resulting from the hate campaigns and propaganda being conducted by regional and ethnic agitators, aimed mainly at instigating reprisals by northerners against people from other parts of the country.”


Suleiman therefore demanded that, the Abia state, and the federal government, must act quickly to arrest criminals behind the attacks” and “expose their supporters within two weeks from today.

The Group also believed that,

“… the perpetrators of this relentless violence, are pursuing the agenda of destruction and collective mayhem,” which they “fervently hope will engulf the entire country, and bring about another civil war and mass killings and suffering of innocent people.”


Spokesman Suleiman then demanded, “an immediate and comprehensive assessment of casualties, and extent of damage inflicted on the innocent northerners,” while also demanding an “appropriate compensation” for “the victims.”


While claiming that the Tuesday attack was perpetrated by

“the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and the Eastern Security Network (ESN),” CNG spokesman reminded “…the ESN, the IPOB and their sponsors that, they do not have a monopoly of rascality and violence, and that the patience of the North has reached its nadir …”



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