According to an exclusive report from Sahara Reporters, the Coalition of Northern Group, CNG, has announced that as from April 2022, all Igbo businesses in the northern region of the country would be boycotted. This was done as a direct response to the ban placed on the slaughtering of Fulani cows by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra in the Southeast which as announced, would be effective from April 2022.
How then will this move to ban all Igbo businesses in the north lead to unrest between the North and the southeast?
Without a doubt, over the last few years, the north and the southeast, especially the IPOB have been at loggerhead as regards the resources of the country. Early last year, 75 northern groups placed an N100milliion bounty on Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra after he was accused of disrupting the peace of the country.
The southeast, on the other hand, protested against the activities of the Fulani herdsmen in the Southern region of the country, accusing them of killing farmers and forcefully grazing their farms. These and many more have been the bone of contention between the two regions.
Therefore, if the planned ban of all Igbo businesses in the North by the Coalition of Northern Group eventually succeeds, it will break the chain of wealth creation between both regions which may further create unrest among the regions.