- Four politicians from Kano state have demanded a Federal High Court to urge the National Assembly to help southeastern states exit
- According to them, their move was due to the need to stem violence and destruction reportedly caused by the agitation for secession
- The request formed part of the three prayers in a suit filed by the politicians who expressed concern about the movement
A Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to urge the National Assembly leadership to aid the prompt exit of southeastern states from the country.
It was gathered that the politicians suggested that the Senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives help the region before concluding the ongoing constitution amendment.
Why southeast should be allowed to secede
The plaintiffs identified as Nastura Ashir Shariff, Balarabe Rufa’I, Abdul-Aziz Sulaiman and Aminu Adam gave a reason for their action. They disclosed it was due to the need to stem the tide of violence allegedly occasioned by the agitation for secession, championed by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to them, they do not want a repeat of the civil war that cost the nation many lives and properties.
Defendants listed in the suit are the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), the president of the Senate, House of Representatives speaker and the National Assembly.
Nnamdi Kanu: Court orders agitator to remain in DSS custody
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the leader of the IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, would remain in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) till the next hearing.
This was the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Binta Nyako on Monday, July 26.
However, following Kanu's request for media attention, Justice Nyako directed the DSS to grant access to the southeast agitator.
Buhari’s appointee raises alarm over IPOB’s latest threat
Meanwhile, the director-general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, described the threat by IPOB to impose a weekly lockdown on the southeast zone as waging atrocious war against Ndigbo.
Okechukwu in a statement on Sunday, August 1, warned that IPOB's planned lockdown every Monday of the week will have a negative effect on the southeast zone.
He argued that such a decision which will not deliver meaningful results for the region.