The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has on Tuesday, cautioned the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government not to kill the re-arrested Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, whose repatriation was made known today, by the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN,
The Ohanaeze in a statement made available to the Press, on Tuesday afternoon, reads: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls for calm, and cautions Igbos to desist from any form of protests and processions that will bring more catastrophe for South-Eastern Nigeria.
“The re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of IPOB, is the beginning of the end of violent agitations in South-Eastern Nigeria, and a lesson to others that, deviation from the nonviolent agitations and wasting of the innocent blood of the Igbo youths contradicted what Igbos are known for, and 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 has 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 do not 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.
“Federal Government should handle the situation carefully, because his large followers of IPOB would not resort to violent revolts. His trial should be strictly based on the laws of the land, they should not kill him, because it will destabilise the entire country.”