OYC said that it is unjust for unarmed and harmless pro-Biafrans to be kept in federal custody and warned against the alleged plots to unseat Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state Ohaneze Youth Council (OYC) has said that the continued detention of leader of the
the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government may cause more problem in the Southeast.
In a press statement, OYC noted that Kanu’s continued detention even against court orders portrays President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as anti-Igbo.
The group said on Sunday, August 7, that the government should release Kanu with no further delay and the continued detention of Kanu could spark off “a total breakdown of law and order in the entire South East and South South zones soon.”
OYC expressed dissatisfaction that the Federal Government would continue to hold Kanu who has never taken up arms against the state while captured members of the Boko Haram terror group were being released from detention.
It is unimaginable that terrorists who have been responsible for the death of innocent Nigerians are being released while unarmed freedom fighters are kept behind bars against court orders. This ill actions poses serious threat to our peace and national unity, and we hope the President will address it before it becomes too late the group lamented.
On the political crisis in Abia state, OYC warned against any action that could further escalate it and urged all parties to wait the outcome of courts’ resolution of the crisis.