As the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is expected to be brought to court on Thursday to continue his trial for treason, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide advises President Muhammadu Buhari to use the chance to douse the rising tension in the South-East.
The President-General of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said this in a statement on Wednesday.
He said, “I must say that what awaits the Federal Government tomorrow is a date with history. We have heard in several quarters that the government is happy with the heightened tension and insecurity in the South-East but we chose not to believe it.
“However, here comes a time for the government to absolve itself of these allegations. The first step is that nothing should stop the appearance of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in court. There is no room for excuses as the government has all the arsenal, all the security apparatus to make that happen.
“The only way to calm the restiveness in the South-East is to ensure that Kanu is arraigned in court tomorrow. The Federal Government should not think of any other option because it would be an invitation to disaster and trouble of unimaginable proportions in the zone.”
According to Okwu, “The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has been interfacing with the angry youths in Igboland and we have continued to give them assurances that a political solution would secure Kanu’s freedom. We do not expect that the government should blow away this opportunity.
“If the Federal Government could easily free and integrate Boko Haram terrorists who have murdered Nigerians and security agencies in their numbers, we find no reason it should not dialogue with the aggrieved Igbo youths.
“Unleashing the military on the South-East will never bring a permanent solution, rather it will exacerbate the matter.”