Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned against any planned attempt to assassinate the detained leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Stating that Igbo leaders are the cause of ruse in the Southeastern region of the country, the group said the federal government wouldn’t dare to assassinate Kanu for the fear of consequences that will follow.
Naija News understands that the Igbo group stated this while reacting to an alarm raised by Kanu’s disciples over their leader’s safety.
In a statement issued through its Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze said President Muhammadu Buhari is aware of the consequences of hurting a British citizen in their custody, and would not dare attempt to hurt Kanu who is in their custody.
“Such stories of assassination attempts is a ruse and will likely lead to creating disaffection to the already sealed deal between the FG and the neutral Igbo leaders for the release of Nnamdi Kanu,” Isiguzoro said in the statement made available to newsmen.
The group, however, expressed their delight to see President Buhari initiating a dialogue with neutral Igbo leaders led by Pa Mbazulike Amaechi without any South-East politician.
The statement added: “The process for the release of Nnamdi Kanu began with the closed-door meeting between Buhari and Igbo leaders held yesterday (Friday) in Abuja.
“We hope that the FG will be sincere enough to keep their side of the bargain and shouldn’t be listening to the deceitful tales of the South-East politicians”.
The group also warned Kanu’s followers against further criticism of the federal government but admonished them to channel their antagonism on South-East politicians who he said had squandered the people’s resources from 1999 to date.
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