A group, Concerned Citizens of Enugu State (CCES) has condemned the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the continued detention of their leader and Director of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, who was arrested at the Lagos Airport recently.
The concerned citizen group described the recent protest as illegal, unacceptable, anti-democratic and a journey capable of undermining the unity and existence of peace in the country.
A statement by the group’s leader, Chief Jeremiah Udeh said such violent protests, in the name of Biafra, at this point in time as the nation is facing perennial economic challenges are not only insensitive but, also, a big distraction to governors of the South-East geo political zone.
“We Concerned Citizens of Enugu State (CCES), condemn its entirety, the unlawful approach of violent protests adopted by the so-called Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in promoting its cause, which is capable of hampering development in the state” he said
The group said it will not encourage any unlawful act that will be a detriment to the peace and unity of the country and the tireless efforts of the present administration in Enugu State to advance development in the state. It added that there was other constitutional approach Biafra would have adopted to drive home their grievance rather than taking laws into their hands.
The Enugu group therefore, warned those behind the protests to desist from such illegality and unlawful acts in the overall interest of the nation.