A group, Northern Parliament has warned that the flouting of bail conditions by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu is threatening the security of the country
A statement jointly signed by its Speaker, Dr. Awwal Abdullahi Aliyu, National Secretary, Comrade Yakubu Karau Luka and National Publicity Secretary, Kabir Haruna Alfa, in Kaduna on Sunday said, “The continuous unlawful movement of Nnamdi Kanu is perceived to be a threat capable of distracting government attention.
“The Nigerian government and securities agencies should be warned not to allow Nnamdi Kanu to criss-cross from his Biafra territory to any part of northern Nigeria.”
It explained that the Northern Parliament was not against the secession of the Igbos from Nigeria, but it preaches for a democratic approach towards the actualisation of Biafra.
The group further lamented that in recent times, the Nigerian narrative has come under severe scrutiny.
“Nigeria faces an existential threat. The security architecture of the northern region has been variously undermined.
“The persistence increase of insecurity in northern Nigeria cannot be over emphasised. Having observed carefully the continuous increase of kidnapping, armed robbery and consistent communal clashes between Fulani headsmen/farmers in various communities in the north. We find it imperrative to add our voices of caution to the federal government. “It is regrettable to state that immediately after the completion of the renovations at the Abuja international airport, the business of kidnapping and armed robbery has taken a new dimession in the entire northern extraction.
“The Nigerian securities agencies have become completely inefficient, making it almost impossible for easy access of our roads. This has badly affected our economic growth and has widened the inequality gap in the north,” it explained.
The Northern Parliament challenged the northern leaders, traditional, religious stakeholders and most especially, the northern governors, to have failed us woefully for been unable to bring lasting solutions to the lingering problems of insecurity, education, unemployment and peaceful coexistence in the north.
“We demand that General TY Danjuma, Prof Ango Abdullahi, Senator JKN Waku, to spear head a northern elders/leaders summit on lasting peace, unity and reconciliation of the north.
“We appeal to the executive governor of Kaduna state to as a matter of importance, reopen all the tertiary institutions in southern Kaduna,” it observed.