The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) has warned that the Federal Republic of Nigeria is reaching its last breath. ADF issued the warning in reaction to the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by the Nigerian government.
The body wondered why the Nigerian government re-arrested Nnamdi Kanu while releasing some Boko Haram terrorists. ADF said that Nnamdi Kanu’s rearrest may lead to an unfortunate development for Nigeria.
The body stated this in a statement signed by its President, Prof. Uzodinma Nwala and Abia Onyike, its Chairman, Bureau of Media and Publicity. According to the statement; “This development is very unfortunate both for the continued existence of the crisis-ridden Nigerian federation and the struggle for the self-determination and emancipation of Igboland from the artificial Nigerian federation.
“The arrest or elimination of Nnamdi Kanu from the scene of the struggle is most unlikely to result in the smashing of the spirit of the longing for freedom of the Igbo Nation or that of other Nationalities that are equally struggling to free themselves from the chaotic Nigerian federation.
“Earlier in the day, we saw a social media news item with the headline; “Nnamdi Kanu arrested and Boko Haram fighters released”. This news item summarizes the grave injustice in the Federal government’s attempt to crush Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB supporters, while the blood sucking Boko Haram and other bandits are being released from several detention and torture centers throughout the entire Federation including Katsina the home state of Mr. President.
“The Igbo nation is meanwhile groaning under the agony of the massive arrests, torture and killing of many Igbo youths by security agents of the Federal Government.
“One thing is very clear. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is breathing its last. It may well go the way of other federations which were created artificially and held together by the force of arms. We call on the International Community not to turn its back on the horrors taking place in Nigeria, especially in Igboland.
“We equally call on all Igbo lawyers no matter their persuasions, to come together and defend Nnamdi Kanu as well as several other Igbo youths who are languishing in various detention centers and prisons all over Nigeria.”