Nigeria Ethnic Groups Protest At United Nations

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Yoruba Nation agitators, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and other separatist agitators from Nigeria’s south and middle belt have descended on the United Nations for a one-million-strong freedom protest march. The protest comes before of President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly, one of just two occasions for the Nigerian leader to speak before stepping down. However, ethnic nationality organizations under the banner of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) have pledged to utilize Buhari’s visit, which is scheduled this weekend, to make the case for a UN-organized referendum.


They are also demanding an end to the genocide they say has been allowed to be perpetrated by suspected herdsmen in the name of grazing in Southern Nigeria.

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SLEEKGIST reports that the protest at the United Nations is also directed by the Nigeria groups against the 1999 constitution.

The protests are holding from September 14 to 24 opposite the UN headquarters in New York, United States, coincides with the 76th UN General Assembly, which started on Tuesday.

The Chairman of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), Prof. Banji Akintoye, and other leaders in a statement made available to The Nation stated that the protest was to draw the attention of world leaders to state-sponsored terrorism against the people of the Middle Belt and southern Nigeria.

The protest by the Nigeria groups at the United Nations comes amid increasing insecurity in the country.

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The Kaduna Police Command confirmed that Alhaji Hassan Atto, the Emir of Bungudu, Zamfara state was kidnapped along with an unspecified number of commuters, along the Kaduna – Abuja highway. A police office was also killed following the incident according to the police.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Tuesday, in Kaduna.

“Today, Sept 14, at about 3.10 pm, the Kaduna Police Command received a tragic report of an attack and kidnapping incident around Dutse village along the Kaduna-Abuja road.”


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