UN reacts to Arewa group’s threat against Igbo, sues for tolerance

UN reacts to Arewa group's threat against Igbo, sues for tolerance

United Nations has expressed concern over the ultimatum issued by north youth coalition group to all Ndigbos to leave the north’s 19 states latest October 1.

UN resident coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon who expressed the concern in a statement, said there is the need for Nigerians to work together to resolve peacefully any concern of different groups in the country.

He called for tolerance and the spirit of togetherness to address such concern peacefully.

Nigeria, according to the UN coordinator, is a great nation with immense potential to build the welfare of its people and lead Africa in achieving the sustainable development goals.

He noted the ultimatum followed a sit-down-strike observed in the five states in South East Nigeria on May 30, purportedly meant to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Biafra.

 “We have to work together to resolve peacefully any concern that different groups in the country may have.

 “I am heartened by reactions of leaders from all over the country condemning this ultimatum.

 “UN calls for tolerance and a spirit of togetherness in transparency to address the concerns of all the citizens in a peaceful manner,” Kallon said.

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