The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has just be referred to as a blind man putting the lives of Southeastern people in danger.
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, while speaking through its National President, Yerima Shettima, stated that the IPOB has endangered the lives of many innocent citizens of the Southeast region with their heartless way of agitating.
He added that many other agitating groups operate without endangering the lives of innocent Nigerians, stressed that those groups go about their demands which are very genuine by their thinking and feeling.
He said, ” Don’ t we have other groups agitating, like MASSOB? Do you see MASSOB endangering the lives of innocent citizens of the Southeast? The answer is no. Was it not from MASSOB IPOB broke out and is led by that blind man who puts the lives of people in danger? MASSOB goes about their demands which are very genuine by their thinking and feeling.
” MASSOB has said it really believes that the Southeast is being marginalised, and if Nigeria can address some of this injustice meted on them, they are willing to come back and build the nation. However, the IPOB’ s approach is wrong, and two wrongs cannot make a right. ”
He added that the government should deal with anybody disobeying the law of the country.
” Anybody found disobeying the law of the land should be dealt with decisively; nobody is above the law. If you balkanise the country, where will you go to? You can’ t be an American citizen, you will still remain a Nigerian. If you balkanise here, where will you run to? You are a refugee anywhere you run to, ” he added.
Shettima also warned that the agitators must know that Nigeria can’ t survive another civil war because everybody irrespective of the tribes or religions suffered during the Nigeria civil war.
His words, ” Everybody suffered for that, so is that where they want us to return to now that there is arms proliferation? We can’ t survive a second war, so Nigerians must learn to stay together. We can agitate without endangering the life of anybody. “