Nnamdi Kanu: Tackle the biafrian issue now’ – Northern Groups
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Coalition of Northern Groups in reaction to the arrest and repatriation of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu says it has “mixed feelings of apprehension and appreciation.”
In a statement by it’s spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the coalition commended the efforts of the “federal government and the agencies made this possible particularly the International Police and authorities of the United Kingdom for honouring their obligations with Nigeria”.
“On another hand, we remain apprehensive until the full course of justice takes effect. Kanu as we all know, has a pending trial for treasonable felony and jumping bail, ” the statement read.
According to the statement, Kanu “must now face additional charges of incitement to violence and killings of people of other ethnicities particularly northerners, security personnel as a result of his open incitement.
“More importantly, we don’t see Kanu’s arrest affecting the issue of Biafra. While he faces trial hopefully, the CNG is insisting that this is right time to tackle the Biafran issue once for all.
“Nobody should make the mistake of assuming that the arrest is anywhere near the end of the Biafran affair.
“We stand our ground that a refrendum must be held to determine this and all other agitations for self-determination from any part of the country.”