Ohanaeze Ndigbo has described the arrest of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho in Benin Republic as proof that the Nigerian Government can finish terrorism and banditry if it desires to.
One of the factions of the group disclosed this in a press release on Tuesday by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Secretary-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
According to him, the “endless pampering of Boko Haram insurgents, bandits, and killer herdsmen is the route that will surely bring catastrophe to the North and will be a great threat to the corporate existence of the country.”
He famous that the arrests of “Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu signify that those that promote the consciousness of Nigerians are detained whereas the terrorists, bandits, and killer herdsmen are furnished with cover-ups by Northern management to destabilise the South for his or her heinous political functions.”
He alleged that the federal government appeared to have gotten secessionist agitators –Nnamdi Kanu and Igboho –out of the best way to pave the best way for a sinister agenda to provide murderous Fulani herdsmen and terrorists freedom to take over forests in Southern Nigeria.
“We, therefore, call for the unconditional release of the ‘Prisoners of Conscience’, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, as there is no evidence on the ground of possible arrests of Northern terrorists and bandits who have abducted school children, maimed Southern Nigerian farmers, and murdered security agents.
“Nnamdi Kanu and Igboho are not murderers, they should be released without further delay,” the group stated.