Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has stated that the call by Northern Elders Forum, NEF, to the Nigerian Government to allow the South East to secede from Nigeria was sensible.
The NEF in a statement said that Nigeria was headed for more crisis amid agitations for Biafra, Boko Haram / ISWAP security challenges, among others.
The group noted that Nigerians now live in fear of violence and uncertain future.
NEF said the capacity of the Nigerian State to secure citizens, protect the country’s territorial integrity and resist violent assaults is weakening to the levels of making threats that have no impact.
The elders lamented that armed criminals have increased their audacious stranglehold on the country and therefore said that those clamouring to leave the country should be allowed to do to avoid another war.
And reacting to this, Kanu said, “Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said in other to prevent another civil war, the Southeast should be allowed to secede if the movement is popular among the people in the region’
“Now, that’s very sensible but there’s a correction: #Biafra includes what you call SouthSouth.”
On the recent report by Global Terrorism Index that rated Nigerian herdsmen as fourth most deadliest terrorist group, Kanu said, “Until @NigeriaGov proscribe Miyetti Allah, Fulani Terror Herdsmen, Al-Queda in the Maghreb, Islamic State in West Africa Province & Ansaru, as terrorist organisations, the world won’t take @NGRPresident serious.
“The world is aware that #Nigeria is a terror enabling.”