IPOB attempting to recruit and radicalize Yoruba youths - Group cries out

IPOB attempting to recruit and radicalize Yoruba youths - Group cries out

- A group has accused Nnamdi Kanu of inciting IPOB members to kill Yorubas

- The group said Kanu and IPOB members speeches against the Yorubas is enough to tag IPOB a terrorist organisation

- They accused the IPOB group of trying to recruit some Yoruba youths into their group

The Defence of Nigeria Sovereignty (DNS) has said the federal government's declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group is justified.

The group accused Kanu of hate speech and trying to incite the IPOB members to kill the Yorubas.

They alleged that Kanu, in his numerous video, lumped the Yoruba with the marauding herdsmen and call for ethnic cleansing.

They also accused the IPOB of trying to lure Yoruba youths to join the group so as to create a version of the IPOB in the south-east, Daily Post reports.

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The group leader, Otunba Bolaji Alabi, while speaking in Lagos on Friday, said: “The hate speech hurled at Yoruba by IPOB members online alone qualify as terrorism. They have repeatedly referred to us as “yorobastards” “yoropigs” “yaribads”and other derogatory appellations.

“The disdain with which this terrorist organization hold us as a people was deplorable to the extent that IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, directed his members to kill Yoruba after branding us as colluding with the Hausa/Fulani.

“Below are a few instances of him threatening us as a people:

'No Igbo man should attend any church where the pastor is a Yoruba man, they are criminals and fools." “Any Igbo Person who attends any church Pastored by a Yoruba man is an Imbecile”; “Pastor Kumuyi should be stoned and dealt with thoroughly if he comes to Aba for his planned crusade”; “Nigeria is a zoo and everybody living in that Godforsaken zoo deserves to die”; “Nigeria should prepare for war, we are coming to annihilate you, my secret service are already studying the zoo and strategising.'

Alabi added that Kanu tried to brainwash some Yoruba youths and those he succeeded in brainwashing were the ones agitating for Oduduwa Republic.

He said: “IPOB has also been attempting to recruit and radicalize Yoruba youths to create a version of the terror group in the south-west of Nigeria oblivious to our nationalistic spirit and staunch belief in the unity of Nigeria. It was these brainwashed youths that had unsuccessfully attempted making demands for Oodu’a Republic, which does not enjoy any backing among us.

“The culture of hate speech being promoted by IPOB, which it is teaching these youths is alien to us as we are taught to be respectful and considerate of other humans.

Alabi added that the IPOB's activities has affected the economy of Nigeria negatively and unleashed hardship on Nigerians.

“We wonder what would be the fate of anyone that repeatedly incite others to violence through the promotion of hate speech and go the extra mile to actualize the threats as we witnessed in Rivers state when IPOB terrorists were stopping commercial buses and singling out non-Igbo passengers, including Yoruba, for attacks.

“These IPOB’s activities have already negatively affected the economy and unleashed hardship on the population from which Yoruba are not immune," he added.

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Meanwhile, some lawyers and human rights activists have stormed the United States of America Embassy in protest of the government's remarks on Nigeria's proscription of the IPOB.

The protesters under the aegis of League of African Democratic Lawyers (LADL) said the US is working towards destabilizing Nigeria's democracy by openly supporting secessionists agitations led by IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The protesters led by LADL country representatives, John Oboh, in a letter delivered to the US ambassador to Nigeria urged the US government to urgently withdraw its endorsement of IPOB.

You can watch this Legit.ng video of Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer speaking of his trial:

Source: Legit.ng

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