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South-East Governors Vow to  Deal With IPOB Leader Kanu If…

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors of south- East geo-political zone of Nigeria, have issued a stern warning to runaway leader of the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra IPOB,  Nnamdi Kanu, over his recent threats to attack them and other South-East leaders abroad.

Speaking under the umbrella of South east governors forum, on Monday via  a press statement signed by its Chairman and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, the Igbo leaders, said should Kanu make his threat real, they would implore all means to repatriate him back to Nigeria so as to face the wrath of the law and citizens.

Immediate past Deputy president of the Nigerian senate, chief Ike Ekweremmadu, it would be recalled was last Saturday in far away Nuremberg Germany where he was invited as keynote Speaker and special guest of honour at the occasion of annual new yam festival and convention of Ndigbo in in that country attacked and assaulted by members of IPOB.

Few hours after the ugly and barbaric act, IPOB leader,  Kanu, had made a broadcast through the group’s radio in which he maintained that the Southeast Governors and other Igbo politicians must receive Ekweremmadu’s treatment any time they were seen in public abroad.

The attack on Ekweremadu by IPOB has continued to attract  wide condemnation from across the globe, including the South-East Governors who in their statement  described the attack as a display of shame and ignorance.

According to the  Governors, they have noted the threats of Kanu who they alleged is fighting for his self interest but pretending to be fighting for Ndigbo and would soonest expose him if he doesn’t retrace his steps.

They added that  if Kanu is serious let him direct his members whom he claimed live in over 100 countries to fight the foreign killer herdsmen in those countries.

The governors, however, assured residents of south east region that they would continue to protect them against killer herdsmen and other insecurity and won’t be distracted by cheap talks.

“South-East Governors are saddened with the ugly display and dance of shame by IPOB in Germany in attacking one of the finest leaders of Ndigbo, Senator Ike Ekweremmadu. We totally condemn it as we weep for them as they never knew the implication of their naked dance in public.

“We have also noted the empty threats by Mr. Nnamdi Kanu (a former ordinary Member of MASSOB) to attack Governors of South-East, Ohanaeze leadership and other Igbo politicians for not supporting the self-acclaimed supreme leader in his self-fight for the raw power and wealth while pretending to be fighting for Ndigbo.

“We wish to warn that should any Southeast person be attacked anywhere in the world, we shall, by all means, bring back Kanu to Nigeria to face the wrath of our people. It is madness for anyone who wants raw power with no experience to think that we Governors will support the killing of our people giving out our scarce land to herdsmen.

“If Kanu is serious, let him direct IPOB to fight those foreign killer herdsmen in their countries of origin since he claims the IPOB is in over 100 countries in the world.

“If Kanu who was previously in MASSOB but needed power and money wants Biafra and he is the self-acclaimed supreme leader, let him come back home with his army and guns to lead us to battle for the empire he desire to lead other than cheap talks. Soonest Ndigbo will know him better.

“We assure our people that we are doing so much to protect them against killer herdsmen and other insecurity problems. We have also brought kidnapping and cultism in the Southeast to near zero level.

The statement stressed that “we are highly committed to the security and well-being of our people and will never be distracted by cheap talks.”


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