Coalition of Northern Groups files suit for South-East separation from Nigeria

By Zakariyya Adaramola, 27 October
Federal High Court in Abuja (photo credit: independent.ng)
Federal High Court in Abuja (photo credit: independent.ng)
Some members of the Coalition of Northern Groups have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the National Assembly to hasten the exit of the South East from Nigeria before concluding the ongoing constitutional amendment. The plaintiffs, led by Nastura Ashir Shariff, Balarabe Rufa'I, Abdul-Aziz Sulaiman and Aminu Adam, in a supporting affidavit, said their action was informed by the need to contain violence and destruction being allegedly occasioned by the agitation for secession championed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). [...] The Attorney General of the Federation, the Senate president, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the National Asembly were listed as defendants in the suit.
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