Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has described the call by Northern Elders Forum, NEF, that South East should be allowed to secede from Nigeria as sensible.
NEF on Tuesday said that it has reviewed events and tendencies which suggest that the country is headed for more crises amid the agitations for Biafra, security challenges, among others.
The group 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.”