A rallying call has been made to the United Nations by a certain Northern Group to pronounce the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and their leader Nnamdi Kanu terrorists.
This was made known in statement released by the groups spokesperson Abul-Azeez Suleiman, saying the nothern youths are now concerned after IPOB’s recent threats.
“We became concerned that Kanu has finally crossed the boundaries of Nigerian laws and has blatantly breached international laws that specifically frown at the use of terror to achieve a goal”.
The Northern group, however, hailed Nigeria’s acting president Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for taking the advise in their letter that showed the urgency of containing the actions of Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB’s activities.
“Commendably, the Acting President initiated series of talks with regional leaders and made genuine moves towards ensuring lasting peace and stability,” the group said.
“We sincerely commend the efforts of the Acting President and those regional leaders who cooperated with him in dousing tension with the aim of creating a conducive environment for meaningful discussions.
“However, notwithstanding all these efforts by the Acting President and responsible national and regional leaders, Kanu and IPOB remain undaunted and even intensified their violent divisive campaign which is the main bone of contention.
“The peak of the insolence came when Kanu publicly announced that he would order former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his entire family killed,” the group said.
The statement also said the group has written to the United Nations for their intervene in the key areas where necessary.
“1. That the UN invokes the relevant statutes to which Nigeria is a signatory to pronounce Kanu and IPOB as terror outfits, proscribe their activities and initiate criminal actions against them.
“2. Since it is becoming all the more obvious -by the way IPOB and Kanu enjoy massive support from the Igbo back home- that the issue of the drive for Biafra nation is still a boiling issue, we urged the UN to intervene by initiating processes for a peaceful referendum as the only option to finally settle the Biafran issue.
“Finally, as we patiently await the decision of the UN and the Nigerian authorities, we reaffirm our faith in one peaceful Nigeria and restate our stand on nonviolence,” the statement concluded.
This is coming months after another Northern group had condemned the igbo’s living in the north by giving them quit notice.