The renewed calls for the termination of Nnamdi Kanu’s trial by Ohanaeze and other Ndigbo leaders have been condemned by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG).
Despite being discharged of terrorism allegations by the court, Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has not been released by the Nigerian government.
In response to the calls for his release, CNG has insisted that Kanu must be prosecuted, describing the calls as insane, unreasonable, unwarranted, thoughtless, and unrealistic.
The coalition has urged the federal authorities and the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to disregard the calls. CNG is concerned about the renewed pressure from Ndigbo to secure Kanu’s unconditional release, as they believe it could lead to mishaps and unnecessary devastation in the country.
They have also reminded Tinubu of the moral consequences of falling into the trap of the Ndigbo and have called for the diligent prosecution of Kanu and his collaborators.
The coalition has cautioned the federal government against acceding to the current pressure by Ohanaeze and its ilk to secure the unconditional release of a terrorist group leader.