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Kanu no threat to national security, Igbo youths reply FG

From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri

Igbo youths have slammed the Federal Government over its claims that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is a threat to National security.

The youths under the aegis of the Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, (COSEYL) reacting to the claim in a statement by their President General, Goodluck Ibem on Tuesday described the government’s action as a “blatant abuse of power”.

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Ibem noted that the federal government’s insistence to detain Kanu despite his discharge by the appeal court judgement negates the principles of the constitution of the country.

“On the day of the Court of Appeal judgement that discharged and acquitted Nnamdi Kanu, there was great joy, merriment and jubilation in all the Igbo land and other places where Igbos are living doing their legitimate businesses,” he said.

“People were joyful for hearing such great news. How then can someone who his people were very happy on hearing the good news of his Appeal Court judgement be ” a flight risk person” and a threat to National Security” Ibem enquired.”

“It is crystal clear that the real threat to National Security in our country today are Boko Haram members, ISWAP, and murderous Fulani Jihadists and terrorists who happen to be the kinsmen of President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Abubakar Malami. They know the real threats to National Security but are busy pointing in the wrong direction.

“The Fulani Jihadists and terrorists parading as herdsmen have killed over 100,000 persons in Benue State and displaced 2 million persons in Benue State alone under President Buhari’s watch and they are no threat to national security and persons of flight risks.

“Our country Nigeria is bigger than one man or a few persons who think because they are in power will jettison our constitution, laws and Court orders most especially Court of Appeals judgements that ordered the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from DSS custody.

“Even a cow or a goat understands the meaning of discharged and acquitted in law. It beats our imagination that someone who says he is an Attorney General of the country does not know the meaning of the words ” discharged and acquitted”. Maybe a child in kindergarten should educate on the meaning of the pronouncements of the Court of Appeal.

“We commend the Judges of the Court of Appeal who looked at the case of Nnamdi Kanu based on her merits to pronounce her judgement. The Judiciary has proved to be the last hope of the common man.

“Everybody is equal before the law including the President and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the federation who are presently disobeying the law by not obeying the court judgement of the court of Appeal that discharged and acquitted Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“We, therefore, call on the International Community to prevail on President Buhari and his Attorney General to obey the court judgement that discharged and acquitted Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from DSS custody,” Ibem stated.