In its interim response to the ongoing herdsmen – host communities crisis in South West of Nigeria, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has threatened to recall Northern communities in Southern Nigeria “back home safely before considering the next move.”
The Street Reporters Newspaper gathered that the coalition are meeting over the development and shall come up with a definite position soonest.
CNG Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman confirmed that the groups are considering a number of options.
He said in a statement on Saturday, “We expected the attack from Ondo following Akeridolu’s directive. But now it’s coming from Oyo.
“As a first step, we are considering recalling all Northern Communities in the south back home safely before considering the next move.
“We however warn the instigators of this violence to note that the certainly knows how to repay coin for coin.
“We certainly don’t consider it an isolated incident but linked to a grand design to destabilize Nigeria and in particular bring the North to its knees by targeting a major component of its population, the Fulani and their livestock assets”, the CNG stated.
The Coalition insisted that “it is no longer in doubt that for too long, enemies of the North both foreign and local have worked strenuously to ensure that the region remains backward, divided, weak, confused and bewildered by myriads of challenges and problems.
“Today every one can see a clear pattern drawn from the strategies employed to achieve these results; namely the diminishing of the Northern viability and in particular, bringing the Hausa/Fulani population down by direct annihilation or political and economic incapacitating.
“Unfortunately, this conspiracy is actively perpetrated with the connivance of some leaders from the North and accommodated by the cowardice of those that present themselves as northern political leaders.
“It is also a situation that feeds on the negligence and the lack of neutrality and fairness of the federal authorities.
“Akeridolu and other southern leaders are only playing the script for a wider clandestine plot that has its roots and pattern in history.
“We wonder how the Presidency and the National Assembly would have reacted, were the North to make such (utterance) against other tribes and people that are non-indigenous but live and flourish in the North and actually carry out the threat.
“No matter through which lenses we look therefore, we only see in this fast-phased agenda a manifestation of a system that tends to deploy a warped application of the law solely for the protection of a certain category of citizens and endangering others.
“This manifestation of gross inequity is also one that portends the danger of even more grave conflicts”, the CNG observed.