The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, an Igbo sociocultural group, has urged the Federal Government to handle the re-arrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, with caution because his death at this time could put the country in jeopardy.
Kanu was apprehended on Sunday, June 27, and was arraigned today, June 29, before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja. In a statement issued by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohaneze Ndigbo stated that Kanu’s failure to listen to Igbo elders’ advise led to his current situation.
The organisation recommended the Nigerian government to treat the IPOB leader’s case with caution in order to avoid violent revolts from his followers.
The statement in part reads
“Nnamdi Kanu’s refusal to adhere to the advice of Igbo leaders, elders, and political leaders is the outcome of what had befallen him, he made a lot of enemies especially those that would have saved him and Federal Government will never lose grip on him again.
We don’t think that any Igbo leader will stick out his/her neck for him, his re-arrest will eventually bring peace and stability to the region and averted another civil war that was raging on.
Federal Government should handle the situation carefully because his large followers of IPOB wouldn’t resort to violent revolts, his trial should be strictly based on the laws of the land, they shouldn’t kill him because it will destabilise the entire country.”