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Kanu's Refusal To Listen To Advice Of Igbo Leaders Is The Outcome Of What Has Befallen Him -Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has spoken out on the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu. The group said that the arrest of the IPOB leader will mark the end of violent agitations in the South-East region, and also urged the Nigerian government to handle his trial strictly based on the laws of the land.

(Photo used to illustrate the story. Photo credit: Guardian).

In a statement which was made by the General Secretary of Ohanaeze, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on Tuesday, the group said that what has befallen Nnamdi Kanu is the result of his refusal to listen to the advice of elders and leaders in the South-East, and said that his arrest will serve as a lesson to others.

Nnamdi Kanu:

(Photo credit: Punch).

The group said that self-determination should not be used as a means to amass wealth, and also called on the people of the region to avoid protest or anything that will lead to more confusion in the region.

Ohanaeze said that Nnamdi Kanu made a lot of enemies, especially those who would have saved him now, and that the federal government will not lose its grip on him now that they have him in its net again. It said that they don't think any Igbo leader will stick out his neck for the IPOB leader now, and said that his arrest will restore peace and stability in the South-East and avert another civil war that was brewing.

The group warned the government against killing the IPOB leader, saying that killing him may lead to chaos in the country.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed the news of Nnamdi Kanu's arrest on Tuesday. Malami said that he was arrested and brought into the country on Sunday.

Photo of Nnamdi Kanu in handcuffs:

(Photo credit: Vanguard).

Malami said that Nnamdi Kanu's comments incited the killing and destruction of properties in the South-East region.

On Tuesday, the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered that the IPOB leader be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS), and the resumption of his trial was fixed for July 26th.

Nnamdi Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony, terrorism, unlawful possession of firearms, and belonging to an unlawful society.

IPOB has been agitating for the separation of Biafra from Nigeria. The Nigerian government had proscribed the group and categorized it as a terrorist group. The Nigerian government said that the activities of the group were similar to those of other terrorist groups.

In 2015, the Nigerian government had arrested the IPOB leader and remanded him in prison for about two years. He was released on bail in 2017 based on health grounds, and he had jumped bail after that.

Ohanaeze says that no Igbo person will stick out his/her head for the IPOB leader now, also hopes that his arrest will put an end to the agitations in the South-East region.

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IPOB Nigerian Nnamdi Kanu Ohanaeze Okechukwu Isiguzoro

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