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Vol 58 No 14

Published 7th July 2017


Nigeria

Polarisation politics

Efforts to enflame north-south relations have triggered widespread condemnation and revived memories of the civil war

Of all the fights to pick in Nigeria, attacking the Igbo people is probably the most incendiary. Perhaps that was the motivation of the northern Arewa Youth Consultative Forum last month when its Spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, ordered 'all Igbo currently residing to relocate within three months.' The call has raised the political temperature sharply.

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