“We are appealing to the Nigerian government to allow Igbo to go and have their independence without the involvement of other zones since they are tired of being in Nigeria".

The Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators said this through a statement on Monday, which was signed by 13 militant groups led by the Convener and Leader of Niger Delta Watchdogs, John Duku.

The group has called on the Federal Government  to allow the Igbo ethic group to leave Nigeria in order to avoid a civil war that could claim millions of lives.

They also condemned the attack on security agents and the Hausa community by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

It expressed shock that IPOB members could extend their aggression to Oyigbo Local Government Area in Rivers State, a Niger Delta State.


The coalition called on the Federal Government to release funds to South-East states since they appeared not to be interested in a united Nigeria.

“We condemn the IPOB attack and destruction of properties in Oyigbo in Rivers State; we have warned these people several times that Rivers State and the entire Niger Delta region is not and would not be part of Biafra. They rush to Rivers State to attack Hausa community in order to involve the Niger Delta territory in the ill-advised secession agenda of IPOB.

“Rather the government should allow them to be on their own, stop funding the South Eastern states with the Niger Delta money. They should be on their own, generate their funds and pay their bills. It is high time Nigeria allowed Igbo to be on their own to avoid another civil war.

“Nigeria is not ready to go into another civil war, we therefore appeal to the government to allow Igbo to go and be on their own, all the serving governors, senators, House of Reps members, ministers, Ambassadors from the South East extraction should resign immediately and join Nnamdi Kanu to form Biafra government, let peace reign in Nigeria,” the coalition added.

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