- An Igbo group has started a campaign urging the federal government to forcefully deport Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
- The group said the IPOB leader should be brought back to Nigeria to answer allegations of treason against him
- The southeast also dismissed insinuations that its demand was foisted on it by the DSS
A group, Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND) has called on the federal government to repatriate the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to face a case of an alleged treasonable felony.
Daily Sun reports that CSEPNND national president, Professor Madumere Chika, and national secretary, Anayo Uchemba, made the demand in a statement on Monday, January 11.
The group also condemned the claim made by IPOB's spokesman, Emma Powerful, who said the Department of State Service (DSS) sponsored its demand for Kanu’s repatriation.
Professor Chika said an attack on his person or group would not deter CSEPNND from clamouring for its demand.
“We wish to put on record that we are not a creation of DSS and cannot be. Rather, we are a creation of one Nigeria and good conscience. Also, we are a creation of Igbo who have paid their full dues in Nigeria and are pushing for better deals for their people.”
Meanwhile, the DSS recently informed Nigerians that government and security agencies alone cannot tackle insecurity in the country without the support of the citizens, especially on intelligence gathering.
The Director-General of the agency, Yusuf Bichi, made the comment while being represented by DSS spokesman, Peter Afunnaya at an event in Abuja.
The DSS boss urged Nigerians to support the security agencies to rid the country of all forms of criminality, rather than point accusing fingers at them.
He went on to say security is no longer for government and security agencies, adding that there is a need for collaborative efforts and partnership with citizens to tame the plans of criminal gangs across the country.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigerian elites are responsible for what Nigeria is and what it can become.
The president made the comment recently, adding that the fast-growing young and dynamic population of the country, feels alienated and disempowered, hence they become a threat to national stability.
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