- The Igbo Youths Initiative is warning the government to avoid another civil war by ensuring nothing happens to Nnamdi Kanu
- The group also wants security operatives to leave the agitator’s hometown in Abia state
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The Igbo Youths Initiative (IYI) has warned that nothing must happen to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. The IYC warned that the death of Kanu would lead to another civil war in the country. President of the association, Prince Alexander Ezeobi, warned the Nigerian Army to leave Kanu’s hometown immediately. “It is very unfortunate that the Army has left the north east where they are currently losing ground to the terrorist group, Boko haram to the peaceful south east to intimidate hapless citizens,” a statement by him said. Ezeobi reminded the Nigerian Army that it was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinard at Saragevo in 1914 that resulted in the First World War. According to him, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has become another Archduke Ferdinard for the oppressed in Nigeria. “I want to say that what they (Army) are doing in the south east is operation show of shame. If they have strength what happened to the ultimatum given for the kill or capture of Abubakar Shekau? “They should know that Nnamdi Kanu has become the voice of the voiceless Nigerians. He represents the suffering masses and we are solidly behind his quest for a restructured Nigeria.
“However, if those who don’t want Nigeria to become better kill him, we the youths would not fold our hands .Whenever an Igbo youth remove his shirt, things would happen. “So, we want to appeal to the military to stop this provocation in the interest of peace,” he said.
Femi Falana, a Lagos-based lawyer, came hard against the Nigerian Army saying the Federal Government flouted the stipulations of the constitution with the action. Falana said the security operatives carried out illegality in allegedly invading the home of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He listed seven grounds of argument to back his allegation.