The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has noted with concern the desperation by certain interest groups in the South-East not following due process of justice in securing the release of Nnamdi Kanu without trial.
Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, CNG spokesperson, in a statement, condemned the level of desperation to abort Kanu’s trial for allegedly masterminding mindless violence through the force of arms and terrorist tactics to achieve his objective.
The statement noted with dismay the recent visit of a certain ‘Highly Respected Igbo Greats’, led by a 93-year-old First Republic parliamentarian and former Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi, to demand Nnamdi Kanu’s release from President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the statement, “We are particularly worried by the President’s ambiguous response in which he tended to make a specific promise to consider that heinous and unpatriotic demand by the so-called Igbo leaders.”
CNG observed that the composition of the group has confirmed the evil scheme planned and exhibited in the actions and clamours of Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), supported morally and politically by most Igbo elders, elites, politicians, religious leaders, traditional rulers, business persons, and the larger population of the South East in achieving their aim.
The statement added that the Igbo leaders’ demand and the President’s promise represent a grand conspiracy to accommodate an agenda of destruction and collective mayhem seen in the unacceptable actions that have been perpetrated against Nigerians by Nnamdi Kanu, saying that CNG is going to issue an official response.
CNG enjoined the Federal Government to consider the number of soldiers, policemen and other innocent Nigerians already murdered by IPOB terrorists on the orders of Nnamdi Kanu, stressing that the number of arms already imported by IPOB terrorists and their sponsors are already being used to cause mayhem across the country before acceding to the request of the Igbo pressure group.