Nnamdi Kanu Under Fire Over His Threat Against Southeast Governors Vigilantes

Nnamdi Kanu is under fire over his threat against South East Governors Vigilantes. A Coalition of South-East groups has condemned threats by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to governors of the south east region following their opposition of his militia outfit named Eastern Security Network.

The coalition also applauded southeast governors for their unity in denouncing Nnamdi Kanu’s actions, warning Ndigbo not to fall prey to the IPOB leaders’ antics. It will be recall that IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu had threatened South-East governors not to work against the Eastern Security Network he created or be prepared to face dire consequences. He also asked local vigilantes in the region not to allow themselves to be used by the governors.

However, the Coalition of Igbo Groups, reacting to IPOB’s threats, tasked the region’s governors not to succumb to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s tricks, insisting that his activities were illegal to the law of the land and humanity. The advice was contained in a statement signed by affiliates of the Coalition including, the Coordinator, Southeast Mothers Forum, Mrs. Achike Ezeife, Leader, Ndigbo Progressive Youth Vanguard, Barr. Uche Ude, Mazi Osigwe for the Igbo Unity Congress, Deaconess Grace Ejike for the Southeast Market Women Vanguard and the Southeast Youth Network, represented by Pastor Andy Okoro.

The coalition urged governors in the region to make laws that were beneficial to citizens, warning that Nnamdi Kanu must not be allowed to operate any parallel leadership as that would be inimical to the peace and development of the Southeast. They also warned Igbos, especially youths not to succumb to Nnamdi Kanu’s plans of causing disunity in the country.

According to their statement; “We wish to strongly condemn Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s threat to Southeast governors and local vigilantes following the governors’ opposition of his illegal activities in the region among which is his formation of a militia group known as Eastern Security Network to disturb the peace of our region.

“We call on our governors who are elected by the people to represent them not to be intimidated by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s threat. They should go all out against him by exposing him for what he is, for the betterment, peace and unity of Igbo land.

“It is not in the place of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB to institute laws for the people of the South East but the functions of governors of the region who were elected constitutionally by their people to act in that regard.

“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his team do not mean well for Ndigbo. From all indications, it can be glaringly seen that his actions are for his personal benefits and not for the generality of Ndigbo as he tries desperately to portray.”

Still on the news, the Conference of Igbo Professionals Worldwide has condemned the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, over the formation of the acclaimed Eastern Security Network, claiming it is illegal. The group called on the leadership of the South East, including governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other well-meaning Igbos to rise against the action and denounce the proscribed group wholeheartedly.

While describing the Eastern Security Network as Illegal, the group in a statement by its National President, Prof. Patrick Kalu, expressed fear that the militia outfit may worsen the security situation of the South East if not immediately stopped. The group said its decision to speak out against IPOB was reached at stakeholders’ meeting in Awka, Anambra State, where it also resolved to join the clamour for Igbo presidency in 2023.

Claiming that it was time for Nigeria to have a president of Igbo extraction, the group maintained that dialogue was the way to achieve it rather than Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s barrel of the gun approach.

According to the group; “Igbo people deserve the Presidency, they have all it takes to produce the next president of Nigeria and that is what we should be pushing for now with one strong voice in unity and sincerity of purpose”.

“We cannot be demanding for president of Nigeria on one hand and on the other hand, supporting IPOB which is being fraudulently financed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his agents to destabilize a united Nigeria through cessation and a parallel security organization.

“Nobody will take us seriously if we do not take urgent steps to set the record straight by outrightly denouncing the inglorious activities of IPOB and its sponsors.

“We particularly call on the governors of the South-East states and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide to rise up not only to condemn but also stop this brazing act of criminality which may have a grave consequence on the entire Igbo nation if nothing is done urgently.

However still on the news, Nnamdi Kanu who is the Chief Commander of the Eastern Security Network has been warned against sending youths to confront Fulani herdsmen without fire arms. The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been warned against sending men of the newly formed Eastern Security Network (ESN) into the battle field with the dreaded Fulani herdsmen without firearms arms.

Biafra Nations League (BNL) gave the warning on Wednesday while commending the IPOB leader for taking the bull by the horns. In a statement signed by the National Leader of Biafra Nations League (BNL), Princewill Chimezie Richard, the group said that the security outfit floated by the IPOB is a welcome development.

Biafra Nations League (BNL) however, warned that the motive must not go outside the protection of the Eastern region from invading Fulani herdsmen. According to his words; “There is nothing wrong with having a vigilante, since the security group is not Biafran Army there is no cause for alarm” he stated.

He further added that no one group can set up an army of a nation such as Biafra with different tribes. According to his words; “Nnamdi Kanu’s led IPOB must not send youths involved in the Eastern Security Network to confront armed Fulani herdsmen empty handed,” he said.

It would be recall that Nnamdi Kanu had launched the Eastern Security Network (ESN) last week to counter terrosrism in the south-east and south-south. Nnamdi Kanu explained that the Eastern Security Network (ESN) was launched to protect the Southeast from marauding Fulani herdsmen and other criminal elements that are terrorizing the south-east and south-south region.

The IPOB leader also disclosed that Eastern Security Network (ESN) was not different from Amotekun in the Southwest and Miyetti Allah in the northern part of Nigeria.

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