The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned of dire penalties over the bench warrant issued towards Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), by a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja.
Justice Binta Nyako issued the order on Thursday following Kanu’s continued absence from courtroom. Kanu escaped a brutal army crackdown on his household house in Afaraukwu, Abia State, and escaped to Israel, from the place he returned to his base in the UK.
Reacting via a press release signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, President-Basic, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, Secretary-Basic, the youth wing of the apex Igbo organisation mentioned on Friday that Justice Binta Nyako’s order would spell doom if carried out.
The group mentioned it obtained the arrest order with “impolite shock and disbelief, after weighing the implications such motion could destabilise the delicate peace that has returned to Southern Nigeria, particularly South-East and South-South after the ugly however unhappy expertise(s) witnessed throughout his first arrest, and subsequently the premature demise of harmless Igbo youths and ladies that characterised his detention.”
It, nonetheless, urged the IPOB to “resist any temptation of permitting Nnamdi Kanu to return to Nigeria, because the therapeutic technique of these slaughtered throughout the first arrest and python Dance has not been accomplished.”
Persevering with, the assertion mentioned: “There’s no must escalate the stress already established within the South-East over the menace of herdsmen ravaging some components of Igboland; there’s no must compound our loss by permitting Nnamdi Kanu return now till Igbo Christian and conventional leaders intervene within the course of.
“We’re pleading with President Muhammadu Buhari as the daddy of the nation to grant presidential pardon to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as a technique to present compassion to Ndigbo. We’re conscious of the presidential launch of over 500 inmates of suspected Boko Haram detainees in Kano Prisons.
“Presidential pardon to all Biafra agitators, together with Nnamdi Kanu, will save a variety of billions of naira that might have been used for peacekeeping, within the imminent collapse of peace and civil disturbances that can observe instantly if he’s re-arrested.
“Such billions can be utilized on various highway tasks in southeast, as a result of Aba, Port Harcourt, Asaba, Abakiliki, Enugu, Onitsha, Nnewi and Owerri could change into ungovernable as we witnessed over the last arrest of Nnamdi Kanu.”
The Ohanaeze youths additional acknowledged that “there may be higher time re-unite each half Nigeria than now; Carrot and Stick technique of late President Musa Yar’Adua must be adopted in dealing with the fragile case of Nnamdi Kanu; his re-arrest order is an sick wind that can blow nobody any good.”