The members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Igbo leaders, and the lovers of Nnamdi Kanu were excited to hear that President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to consider an out- of- court settlement on Kanu’ s issues.
The President while receiving the neutral leaders of the Southeast led by first republic minister, Mbazulike Amaechi, in Abuja days ago disclosed that the demand of the leaders will be considered, even though it will be a tough decision for him.
Reacting to the news, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), condemned the action taken by the Southeast leaders despite all the crimes reported to have been committed by Kanu through his separatist agitation.
According to The Guardian, the spokesman of the group, AbdulAzeez Sulaiman, said the demand of the group can impose mayhem on the Nigerian state. Therefore, the President should allow Nnamdi Kanu to face his legal battles.
His statement read in part, ” The level of desperation to abort Kanu’ s trial for masterminding violence through his separatist agitation reached its peak with a recent visit of some respected Igbo leaders, led by first republic minister, Mbazulike Amaechi to President Buhari to ask for Kanu’ s release.
” The demand and Buhari’ s promise to consider their request represent nothing but a grand conspiracy to condone and impose mayhem on the Nigerian state, ” he explained.
Meanwhile, one of the lawyers to the leader of the Yoruba Nation, Chief Sunday Igboho has blasted prominent Yoruba’ s leaders for failing to discuss Igboho’ s release with the President just like their Southeast colleagues.
The lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said: ” With all due respect to the elders and leaders of the Yoruba tribe and without an iota of spite, the Yoruba Leaders have failed Chief Sunday Igboho and his aides. ”
He added, ” The Igbo Leaders have shown the world how it is done for a lack of precedent, the Yoruba must now go and learn from the east. “