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1. Niger Delta agitators, yesterday, described the withdrawal of the quit notice ultimatum issued to the Igbos residing in the north by the Arewa Youths as an attempt to deceive Nigerians, adding that the withdrawal and the call for the arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), laughable. The group stated this in a meeting, adding that its earlier stance which demanded the departure of northerns and Yorubas from the Niger Delta region before October 1, 2017.
2. Abdulkadir Abubakar (aka Abu Muhammad), a former Commander of the Boko Haram terrorist group, said that factions of the insurgents are ready for talks with the Federal Government. He was the Chief Intelligence Officer of Boko Haram terrorists until June when he was arrested by the Nigerian military in Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State. According to him, Albarnawi and Mamman Nur factions of Boko Haram were ready to dialogue and cooperate with government to defeat the most deadliest leader, Abubakar Shekau.
3. The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has vowed to resist the recent plans by the Federal Government to arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The group accused the government of double standard by keeping quiet over the quit notice given to the Igbos residing in the north by the Arewa Youths. “We, the people of Biafra, have never opposed or condemned the Arewa Shari’a police called Hisbah. Why should they get jittery of Biafra security consciousness? “Nnamdi Kanu’s non-violent activities towards Biafra actualization and restoration have never breached, truncated or confronted the fragile and inconsistent constitution of Nigeria. “MASSOB warns that any attempt or plan to re arrest Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be thoroughly and massively resisted. We can never tolerate it. It is an insult and embarrassment to our inalienable rights. Now that we know that our consistency and exposure of the hidden truths is dangerously frustrating, disorganising and killing the age long agenda against the people of Biafra, we shall never relent or surrender.”
4. South-South and South-East Governors have agreed to keep the country united as one Nigeria. The statement came after a meeting by the governors from the two regions in Port Harcourt the Rivers State capital. Governor Emmanuel Udom, the Chairman of the South-South and South-East Forum, said that “Nigeria is a country we love, we will do all to maintain unity of the country. We will follow up on how to tackle decay in the regions. We touched on security issues. We must do all possible to protect lives. We discussed economic issues, we will collaborate with other region to make sure issues of national interest are promoted.”, he said.