Monday, August 8, 2016

Kanu’s Continued Detention May Trigger Crisis In S-East- Ohanaeze Youths

Ohanaeze Youth Council has reaffirmed its position that the continued detention of leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government was “escalating tension and ill-feelings” in the South East and urged the government to release him.

Ohanaeze Youths said that it has intelligence report that the continued detention of Kanu could spark off “a total breakdown of law and order in the entire South East and South South zones soon.”

In a press statement, OYC noted that Kanu’s continued detention even against court orders portrays President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as anti-Igbo.....

Signed by its National President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the group said “intelligence reports available to the Igbo youths indicated that there could be a total breakdown of law and order in the entire South East and South South zones if Kanu is not released soon.”

OYC expressed dissatisfaction that the Federal Government would continue to hold Kanu who has never taken up arms against the state while captured members of the Boko Haram terror group were being released from detention.

“It beats the imagination that terrorists who have been responsible for the death of innocent Nigerians are being released while unarmed freedom fighters are kept behind bars against court orders.

“This bias poses serious threat to our peace and national unity, and we hope the President will address it before it becomes too late”, the group lamented.