IPOB Crisis: Agency Asks Borno Residents To Promote Peace
The crisis in south-east Nigeria has continued to whip up shivers that it could spill to other states in form of reprisal attacks.
In a proactive move, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Borno, has advised residents to eschew acts capable of disrupting peace and order.
Borno State has seen over 8 years of insurgency that led to the displacement of over 2 million people.
In the south-east, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are kicking against the deployment of military personnel in the region to quell increasing agitations for Biafra.
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This development led to the call by the NOA which was contained in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Danladi Emmanuel.
“We should not engage in actions that would undermine the unity and progress of the nation.
“We must support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, which focused on promoting unity, peace and progress of the country,” he said.
He urged community and religious leaders to admonish and sensitise their followers on the need to live in harmony.
“We should mobilise to disown and work against any person or group trying to cause unrest in any part of the state,’’ he said.
The clash between the military and members of IPOB has been criticised by different groups, with south-east governors banning the group after military called it a militant terrorist organisation.