The peace meeting between the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) and Igbo leaders in the North to find solutions to the quit notice issued to the Igbos appears to have ended in a deadlock.
The 10-man committee has extended its sitting by another 10 days, as the October 1 deadline looms.
“We sat more than thrice and we realised there are more issues on ground that should be extensively deliberated if we really want to find a lasting solution that will settle the dust,” a source told The Nation.
A statement by the committee yesterday said there was need for more time to enable it do a thorough job.
The statement, signed by Chief Chi Nwogu (Igbo leader), Alhaji Dauda S. Shamakiri (CNG), and Comrade Isa Tijani (convener of the peace parley), reads: “Reference to the August 4 peace meeting, which led to the formation of a 10-man committee to find a solution to the quit notice issued. The committee sat and deliberated extensively, and agreed that there is need for further consultations from both sides.
“Accordingly, the meeting adjourned to reconvene in the next 10 days, where a final resolution on issues will be achieved.”