– A pan-Igbo group has condemned the move by the federal government to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra
– The group said the federal government has shown that its is biased against the activities of the Biafra agitators
– The group also called on Igbos across Nigeria to remain calm as it begins a legal process against FG in the United States of America
A group, Igbo Renaissance Agenda (IRA), has condemned the move by the federal government to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The group in a statement signed by its coordinator and secretary, Jude Ndukwe and Amaka Ekwo, accused the federal government of bias as it claimed it looked the other way when the Arewa youths issued a quit notice to the Igbos living in the north.
IRA throwing its weight behind Ohanaeze Ndigbo said the Coalition of Northern groups committed serious crime in their issuance of quit notice to fellow citizens living in the north.
The group also said the federal government has shown, “undue emotional and physical brutalization of innocent Igbos while treating confirmed terrorists from the north as royals”.
IRA in its statement also queried the northern leaders, elders and youths obsession with Nnamdi Kanu whom they said has never been known to carry arms against the state.
The group said: “We find it unacceptable that groups ranked the first and fourth deadliest terrorist organizations respectively in the world are of the Hausa/Fulani stock from the north and are being allowed a field day to kill innocent Nigerians with reckless abandon while Nnamdi Kanu who has been a victim of gross abuse of his rights and the killing of his IPOB members without any provocation or reprisal of any kind on his part is being threatened with re-arrest and his IPOB group vindictively labeled and treated like a terrorist organization that it is not by government officials and Arewa youths who are obviously playing out a script written for them by their elders and leaders.”
The group further said it finds it irrational that the federal government is only concerned about stoking the heat in an already flaming polity.
The group said the federal government should be focused on finding ways to douse the rising tensions across Nigeria.
“Even the UN in a recent release has expressed its grave concern ‘about the proliferation of hate messages and incitement to violence against the Igbo and their property’, yet, no one has been arrested for such treasonable offences,” IRA said.
The IRA also urged all sons and daughters of Igbo extraction to remain vigilant as it is currently exploring legal processes in the United States of America on yhe gross abuse of the rights of the Igbo people.