Nnamdi Kanu: Igbo group calls for calm
The family of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to the re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) asking the Federal Government not to manhandle their son who is in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS
According to his younger brother, Emmanuel Kanu, who spoke in Umuahia, Nnamdi stood on the part of the truth and committed no crime to deserve any persecution.
He said Nnamdi was only asking for the freedom of Biafrans which is their fundamental human right. Hence, his right should be respected.
Emmanuel Kanu said the whole world is watching how the Federal Government would handle him.
He noted that his brother had awaken the consciousness of Nigerians about the going-on in the country.
“My brother stood for the truth, and Heaven is on the part of anyone standing for the truth.
“He committed no crime, and the whole world is watching,” Emmanuel added.
Meanwhile, the apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called for calm over the re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
In a statement issued by the organisation’s Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, he said: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls for calm and cautions Igbos to desist from any form of protests and processions that will bring more catastrophe for Southeastern Nigeria.
“The re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu the leader of IPOB is the beginning of the end of violent agitations in southeastern Nigeria and a lesson to others.
“Deviation from non-violent agitations contradicted what Igbos are known for. Self-determination should not be used for purposes of fortune and fame-seeking.
“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 the 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 avert another civil war that was raging on.
“The Federal Government should handle the situation carefully because of his large followers, his trial should be strictly based on the laws of the land, they shouldn’t kill him because it will destabilize the entire country.”