NLNG Corporate Caring banner FirstGem 3rd anniversay lecture Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Arrest Nnamdi Kanu, face war, Ohanaeze warns FG

By Charles Iwuoha, Enugu on 31/03/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 6,709

•Nnamdi Kanu
•Nnamdi Kanu

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned of dire consequences over the bench warrant issued against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Justice Binta Nyako issued the order on Thursday following Kanu’s continued absence from court. Kanu escaped a brutal military crackdown on his family home in Afaraukwu, Abia State, and escaped to Israel, from where he returned to his base in the United Kingdom.

Reacting through a statement signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, President-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, Secretary-General, the youth wing of the apex Igbo organisation said on Friday that Justice Binta Nyako’s order would spell doom if carried out.

The group said it received the arrest order with “rude shock and disbelief, after weighing the implications such action may destabilise the fragile peace that has returned to Southern Nigeria, especially South-East and South-South after the ugly but sad experience(s) witnessed during his first arrest, and subsequently the untimely death of innocent Igbo youths and women that characterised his detention.”

It, however, urged the IPOB to “resist any temptation of allowing Nnamdi Kanu to return to Nigeria, as the healing process of those slaughtered during the first arrest and python Dance has not been completed.”

Continuing, the statement said: “There’s no need to escalate the tension already established in the South-East over the menace of herdsmen ravaging some parts of Igboland; there’s no need to compound our loss by allowing Nnamdi Kanu return now until Igbo Christian and traditional leaders intervene in the process.

“We are pleading with President Muhammadu Buhari as the father of the nation to grant presidential pardon to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as a way to show compassion to Ndigbo. We are aware of the presidential release of over 500 inmates of suspected Boko Haram detainees in Kano Prisons.

“Presidential pardon to all Biafra agitators, including Nnamdi Kanu, will save a lot of billions of naira that would have been used for peacekeeping, in the imminent collapse of peace and civil disturbances that will follow immediately if he is re-arrested.

“Such billions can be used on alternative road projects in southeast, because Aba, Port Harcourt, Asaba, Abakiliki, Enugu, Onitsha, Nnewi and Owerri may become ungovernable as we witnessed during the last arrest of Nnamdi Kanu.”

The Ohanaeze youths further stated that “there is better time re-unite every part Nigeria than now; Carrot and Stick method of late President Musa Yar’Adua should be adopted in handling the delicate case of Nnamdi Kanu; his re-arrest order is an ill wind that will blow no one any good.”

Source News Express

Posted 31/03/2019 10:39:27 AM





You may also like...
History as Supreme Court resolves 44-year-old Anambra land...

Buhari disagrees with APC leadership, backs court option...

NERC, power firms set for war with debtor...

2014 World Cup ticket hunt: Keshi, NFF unveil...

Saraki’s trial: We ready to lose Senate Presidency,...

Lebanese murdered, dumped inside septic tank in Lagos...

Okorocha renames poultry farm after Sam Mbakwe, assures...

Atiku to accusers: Go to EFCC if you...

Workers celebrate May Day on empty stomachs as...

Fuel scarcity: TMG demands explanation, condemns overseas trip...

Bakassi militants task FG over promises

HAPPENING NOW: Abuja court hands-off Ikpeazu vs Ogah...


Latest News Bayelsa Guber: Jonathan was used by APC against PDP – Gov. Dickson Trader slams N45m suit on PDP, Saraki, Atiku, others over unauthorised use of photograph for campaign Akwa Ibom Assembly lashes Governor Emmanuel over poor quality roads 21 new kings in Ibadan lose crowns as court quashes case Irate youths machete rape suspect to death MAN, ICAN, oil producers, other stakeholders reject Buhari’s Finance Bill Nigeria loses N450bn annually to poor sanitation — Osinbajo Appeal Court affirms Ihedioha’s victory as Imo Governor Rivers serial killer: Court orders Police to produce second suspect Nigerian Army decorates 23 new Generals Corruption: Buhari asks NASS to speedily pass Special Crimes Court Bill Oyo PDP to APC: Only killers, thieves will celebrate Kogi election outcome


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (563,915 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (452,820 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (402,099 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (336,606 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (304,147 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (282,465 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (259,187 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (257,406 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,943 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (225,332 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,755 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (198,398 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (110) Business & Economy (4,579) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,144) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (704) Features (845) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,223) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (490) News (54,154) Opinion (1,421) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,774) Religion (1,121) Sports (2,228) Stock Watch (40) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera