Deji Adeyanju, a popular human rights activist, has accused Southeast leaders of not speaking out against the illegal arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
He said the Southeast leaders are afraid to speak up against the ‘illegal’ arrest of the IPOB leader.
Adeyanju recalled that the Senate Minority Leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe; Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom have spoken up for Kanu, wondering why other stakeholders including governors from the region have decided to keep quiet.
In a tweet, the convener of Concerned Nigerians insisted that the North was standing behind killer herdsmen.
He wrote: “Igbo leaders so afraid to speak up on the Nnamdi Kanu issue. Almost the entire North still standing with killer herdsmen. Only Abaribe, Ortom and Wike have spoken up.”
The Nigerian government in alliance with foreign security had apprehended Kanu last week Sunday and repatriated him to the country.
Kanu was bundled back to Nigeria last Sunday and was on Tuesday arraigned before Justice Nyako, who ordered that he should be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, while adjourning the case.