Afenifere, a Yoruba socio- political movement, responded on Wednesday to news that the Indigenous People of Biafra, also known as IPOB, intended to shut down Nigeria.
Afenifere has stated that it will not participate in the plan to shut down Nigeria for one month.
In an exclusive interview with DAILY POST, a high- ranking Afenifere official, who asked not to be identified, stated that shutting down Nigeria is not in the organization’ s plan.
He stated that Afenifere should not be drawn into a plot to shut down Nigeria’ s operations.
” We will never be a part of the one- month shutdown of Nigeria, but I will always express my support with the people of Nigeria.
” That is not on our agenda; if they think it is important enough for them, they can shut down the country, but they should not bring us into it.
” We don’ t want to be a part of it since it is not on our agenda, The president stated that we are not in the business of shutting down the country” , the statement read.
Remember that IPOB had invited Oduduwa and the Middle Belt agitators to assist in the effort to shut down Nigeria starting on October 21st.
Other ethnic nations, according to the separatist group, should join the Igbos in closing down Nigeria if Nnamdi Kanu is not produced in court by the next adjourned date.
Also, Senator Abdulazeez Abubakar Ibrahim, aged 67, died on Tuesday night at the Federal Medical Center in Jalingo, following a brief illness, according to reports.
He was born in May 1957 in Taraba, Nigeria, and was elected to the Senate in 1999 and 2003 to represent Taraba Central senatorial district.
Sen Ibrahim later ran for governor of the state in 2007 on the banner of the All Nigerian People’ s Party, but he was defeated by the late Governor Danbaba Suntai, who was also a senator.
Professor Joseph Albasu Kunini, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, characterized the late Ibrahim as a political enigma whose death is a devastating blow to the people of the state in a condolence message sent in Jalingo on Wednesday morning.