IPOB: Buhari sends Shetimma, four other northern governors to south-east to broker peace

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A team of five Northern governors led by the Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettimma has been sent to the South-East by President Muhammadu Buhari to broker peace in the region following the recent clash between the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Nigerian army in Abia state.

Others in the team are Aminu Masari (Katsina), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), as seen on TheCable.

Before leaving for the US on Sunday, the president met with Ganduje, Shettima and Tambuwal.

The deployment of soldiers to the south-east to quest secessionist agitations by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has generated a lot of heat in the last two weeks.

Governors from the south-east had proscribed the activities of IPOB to douse tension in the region.

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, said the action helped in averting what could have been the greatest bloodbath in history.

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