An Igbo socio-political group, Nzuko Umunna, says the plan by the Federal Government to re-arrest leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu may backfire if they fail to keep low on his matter.
It will be recalled that earlier this week, the Federal Government have mandated the Federal High Court to re-arrest Kanu for breaching his bail agreements.
In a statement signed by Paschal Mbanefo, the group’s Secretary General, it called on the federal government to jettison the ongoing plans to return Kanu to prison, saying it would only cause more harm than good.
“The recent intervention of the President General of the apex Igbo group in the Federal Republic of Nigeria- Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, which rightly cautioned the Federal Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Alhaji Abubakar Malami (SAN) to abide by his oath of office and stop pandering to the whims and
caprices of the Northern regional interest as against national security interest of Nigeria remains one of the most heroic and patriotic commentaries in the recent political annals of
“Nzuko Umunna hereby affirm our total support of Chief Nwodo’s position and indeed, wish to add our voice of caution against the ill-advised decision of the AGF to kick-start the process of re-arresting Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“As an organization that is deeply concerned about the degenerating fragility of peace and security of the country, we strongly believe that just as the AGF in his wisdom cited security
reasons for not ordering the arrest of Arewa Youths who brazenly issued quit notice to Igbo people living in the North or those who composed genocidal song against Ndigbo, revoking Kanu’s bail and re-arresting him at this inflamed time will not in any way advance the course of peace; it will rather create crisis of monumental proportion, especially in the South East and South-South where he commands fanatical followership.
“Nzuko Umunna, therefore, cautions that at this tempestuous period of our national life, the AGF and indeed other officials of government must exercise utmost discretion in their decisions, especially such that have the potency and
capacity to inflame sentiments, aggravate tension, heat up an already fragile polity and ignite crisis in any part of the country.