The Igbo group, know as Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) has issue a warning note to President Muhhammadu Buhari to back out from the ongoing moves to re-arrest the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu,saying that the president will only end up having more headaches.
Alaigbo Development Foundation, asked Buhari to rather use the energy to concentrate on creating an enabling environment for the various nationalities to come together and decide the way forward for the country.
According to group’s President, Prof. Uzodinma Nwala, and Secretary, Prof. Nath Aniekwu, they reminded President Buhari that Kanu is a prisoner of conscience.
“Nigeria is now swarming with many people like him.
“For the avoidance of doubt, this type of attitude of creating two kinds of citizens; those above the law (Arewa youths) and others, those who will be blackmailed by punishment of the law, even when they commit no offence (IPOB), is one of the factors which fuel most of the agitations all over the country.
“Mr. President, Nigeria has never been as divided as this; except during the civil war (1967-70).dailypost said.
“You need, therefore, to rethink your strategy in order to avert unnecessary tension in this polity.
“Nigeria’s unity is negotiable, that’s all that Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are pointing at. The situation, therefore, needs redressing.
“Nobody is a slave in this country. If there is no law obliterating divorce in Nigeria, it is ironical to think that by mere wishful thinking Nigeria will remain as it were a model of abusive marriage”.
The Group said, on June 27th, the Arewa youths had given the Igbo ultimatum to leave Northern Nigeria latest by October 1, 2017.
“Many people regarded their action as treasonable and a threat of genocide. Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai and Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris declared that they should be arrested.
“They were not arrested. Rather, what we heard were statements from some Arewa leaders supporting their action.
“One such leader is Prof. Ango Abdullahi, a former Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; consequently, the Arewa youths continued in their belligerent threats and mocked the arrest orders.
“It was as if the president was brought back to declare war on IPOB, Kanu and Ndi-Igbo…”