Pro-Buhari Protesters Clash With Self-Determination Groups As Nigerian President Arrives New York

There is rigidity on the Nigerian House in New York, United States after two teams of Nigerians within the diaspora clashed in a protest because the President arrived.

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in New York for the high-level conferences of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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The Nigerian President will tackle the high-level session of the General Assembly on Friday, September 24, when he would communicate on the theme of the convention and different world points.

However, drama ensued on Monday when two teams of Nigerian protesters within the diaspora clashed because the President arrived.

The teams converged on the Nigerian House on forty second Street, 2nd Avenue, with opposing views in regards to the situations in Nigeria and its unity.

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The first group, led by Emmanuel Duara, the group, named ‘One Nigeria Group,’ expressed their assist for President Buhari and the idea of unity in variety.

Duara, who spoke to reporters mentioned: “We are the biggest country in Africa and the biggest black country in the world. Whatever is going on among tribes in Nigeria, let us sit down and settle it.”

From footage and movies shared on-line, the group members waved the Nigerian flag, wore white T-shirts, and displayed banners asserting their dedication to 1 Nigeria.

The group members carried placards on which was written, “Stronger together”, “Unity in diversity”, “Genocide in Eastern Nigeria plain propaganda”, “Nigerians want national unity, not secession”, “Nigerian Christians not targets of genocide or ethnic cleansing”.

They had been, nevertheless, opposed by some anti-Buhari protesters who had been organising protests for days calling for a referendum to find out the destiny of the nation.

The protesters who’re calling for self-determination alleged that the members of the One Nigeria Group had been “fake” Nigerians employed to hold the flags and take footage.

One of the leaders of the counter group, Foluso Aruleba, highlighted the assorted issues confronting Nigeria as a nation, asserting that there may be no peace with out justice. She regretted that the Buhari administration had continued to borrow cash among the many declining worth of the naira.

Aruleba, who mentioned she was talking for all of the indigenous folks of Nigeria, mentioned: “During Jonathan’s administration, Buhari invited Fulanis from West Africa. Now, the thing has backfired and they are killing more people in the North.”

She demanded a referendum, saying that United Nations ought to return to the drafting board, saying that the seventeenth sustainable improvement targets are world targets and Nigeria couldn’t be remoted.

She additionally alleged that plans had been on to invade Yorubaland, which she acknowledged wouldn’t be acceptable.

The 76th session of the General Assembly started on September 14 and can finish on September 27.

Members of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) have constantly held a protest at a venue reverse the United Nations headquarters in New York, United States since September 14.

The coalition of agitators for self-determination consists of southerners and middle-belt folks, beneath Ilana Omo Oodua, Lower Niger Congress and the Middle Belt Movement, led by Prof Banji Akintoye, Tony Nnadi and Yusuf Turaki respectively.

In pictures obtained by SaharaReporters, they took to some streets to drive house their demand for a referendum in order to actualise their dream of getting Nigeria damaged into separate nations.

The group had earlier acknowledged that it might maintain a protest on the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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