Various interest groups have expressed concern over the increasing spate of violent protests in the Northern parts of Nigeria, saying that such protests were predetermined plots to instigate a military coup.
The Ijaw National Congress (INC) in a statement by its Acting President, Chief Benamaisia alleged that those involved in the protests were acting out a script to provoke military intervention.
Also, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) in a separate statement through its chairman, Mr Sunday Frank-Oputu called on those involved in the violent protest to desist and seek better ways of resolving their grievances.
The INC statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to the spate of violence currently engulfing some northern parts of the country under the guise of people protesting the election results.
“The elections conducted so far by the Jonathan administration have been adjudged by international as well as local observers as the freest and fairest ever conducted in this country.
“We hereby warn those instigating the violence and/or calling for military intervention to immediately desist as they will be held responsible for the loss of innocent lives and property.
“We would not condone the derailment of our new found free and fair electoral process, thereby subverting our democracy or anything that will divide our country along ethnic or religious lines.
“We, therefore, call on the Federal Government and all security agencies to arise to their responsibilities and bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to book”.

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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