- A northern group, north east unity forum cautioned Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), over his provocative speeches against north
- The group said if Kanu does not stop his continuous derogatory statements it will support Arewa youths asking Igbos to leave the north on October 1
- It noted that northerners are directly or indirectly affected by provocative nature of the agitation led by Kanu
A northern group, North East Unity Forum cautioned Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), over his inflammatory speech against the northerners in Nigeria.
The group on Tuesday, August 15, made this known at a press conference that took place at the late Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Tomb in Bauchi, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Alkasim Abdulkadir, chairman of the group, said IPOB must stop its unacceptable and inflammatory speech that could tear the country apart.
''We advise Kanu and his rowdy crowd to desist from making further inflammatory remarks against our people and our leaders.
''If Nnamdi Kanu, does not stop his Biafran campaigns and his continuous derogatory statements, we, the North East Unity Forum, will have no choice but to join the patriotic coalition of northern groups and insist that they (Igbos) leave the north on October 1.
''For quite some time, the abusive and provocative nature of the agitation has been tolerated even though they directly affect the sensibilities of the people of the regions particularly the north, which was specifically targeted for harassment and ridicule.
''Thus, an unruly crowd in the south epart of this country led by Nnamdi Kanu, had for quite long disturbed the peace of the nation with greater emphasis on Northerners whom they call baboons in zoo and other derogatory names''.
It also noted that the coalition however appealed to all Nigerians and international authorities to let the Igbo people be granted their independence in peace.
According to the group, ''They have attempted various antics aimed at destabilizing the patriotic coalition of northerners which they see as an imminent threat to the ambition of their principal in view of the coalition's hard stance on the Igbo and their provocative method of agitating for an independent Biafra.
"The northeast unity forum sees the Bugaje move through the lens of cowardly sabotage and wishes to advice him to shed the cloak of intrigue and come into the open to test his popularity against the overwhelming interest of majority northerners''.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Kanu said Igbo were not afraid of fighting against Hausa people in order to actualise Biafra.
According to report, Kanu spoke through Chinasa Nworu who is the directorate of state of the group.
Watch a NAIJ.com TV video below of Nnamdi Kanu speaking about his Biafra agitation: