Nigeria will not survive if anything happens to Nnamdi Kanu - Igbo group threatens
- Igbo Renaissance Agenda says Nigeria would not survive if anything happens to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
- The group was said to have declared this in reaction to the calls made by the Arewa Youth Assembly to the Acting President to arrest Nnamdi Kanu
- IRA said the calls proved that the real enemies of Nigeria are the several Arewa groups being used to achieve some sinister agenda by their elders
An southeast group known as Igbo Renaissance Agenda (IRA), on Monday, July 31, warned that if anything happens to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nigeria ''would not survive it, even a minute longer''.
Reports have it that the group issued the warning while reacting to a recent call by Arewa youths asking the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to arrest the IPOB leader for what it termed ''threat to national security”.
Legit.ng gathered that the group made warning known in a statement by its Coordinator, Jude Ndukwe and Secretary, Amaka Ekwo, described the call as ''hypocritical and callous''.
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The statement read: ''Following the call last week by the Arewa Youth Assembly to the Acting President to arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, for what they termed “threats to national security” arising from his movements in parts of his country, we, the Igbo Renaissance Agenda, IRA, wish to state that such calls are not only hypocritical and callous but also prove that the real enemies of Nigeria are the several Arewa groups being used to achieve some sinister agenda by their elders.
''We are alarmed that while the dreaded Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen terrorists designated as the most dangerous and fourth most dangerous terrorist groups in the world respectively are having a field day killing innocent Nigerians almost on a daily basis especially the latest one in Maiduguri where oil explorers, university lecturers, staff of NNPC and our security agents were mowed down in cold blood, some still missing while some others were kidnapped.
''The concern of Arewa groups is an Nnamdi Kanu who is non-violent, never kidnapped anyone, nor requested for ransom from anybody unlike terrorist groups from Arewa’s enclave.
“While the Arewa controlled military and other security forces keep releasing dangerous terrorists into the society in the name of de-radicalisation, they also empower them by giving them huge sums of money in exchange for kidnap victims thereby compromising the general safety and well being of law abiding Nigerians.
“The non-prosecution of a good number of these criminals and their funding by Arewa-led government agencies in the name of ransom payment have the unimaginable propensity to embolden the them to carry out the kind of brazen attacks they did in Maiduguri and other places in recent days. This should be the concern of any reasonable Arewa group.
“Rather than face the cankerworm and work assiduously to tackle the menace of terrorism, abject poverty, illiteracy, disease, laziness (a vice that makes them threaten to acquire properties of Igbo by seizure) etc that ravage their region, they are so obsessed with the legendary Nnamdi Kanu who has always conducted himself peacefully everywhere he goes.
“We know the main objectives of the Arewa youths and their elders. We know that their other target is Osinbajo.
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''They are looking for ways of pushing Osinbajo into making monumental errors that are capable of imploding the nation so that they would turn around to say he lacks the capacity to lead thereby using that alibi to create chaos that could see him ousted and have any of their kinsmen replace him.
“This is why they stated in their vexatious release that “This level of lawlessness has left us with no option than to doubt the ability of our Acting President to successfully preside over the affairs of our country”. We know where they are going but we shall stop them in their tracks.
“They are trying to push Osinbajo into the kind of stark indiscretion deployed by Buhari in mishandling the agitations all over the country today. The Acting President surely would not fall for such cheap trap.
“Our message to the Arewa youths and their elderly sponsors is simple: we dare anyone to touch Nnamdi Kanu and see if the nation would survive it even a minute longer.''
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Friday, July 28, said that the secessionist group will order Rochas Okorocha, the Imo state governor to leave the state for Jos in 2019.
Kanu made this known in Owerri when he was welcome by hundreds of thousands of his supporters, Punch reports.
In the video below, Legit.ng TV takes a critical look at Nnamdi Kanu and the struggle for the actualization of the Republic of Biafra: