A socio-cultural group in the confluence state has called for the
prosecution of Nnamdi Kanu for adding Kogi State to the arm of the
proposed Biafra nation.
Kogi Socio-cultural group, Ujache Igala Association has called for
arrest and prosecution of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra,
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for allegedly mapping out Kogi and Benue states as
part of Biafra territory.
They, therefore, demanded Kanu’s immediate arrest. In a communiqué
signed by the group’s National Chairman, Chief Goodman Akwu and
Secretary, which was made available to journalists in Abuja, the group
described the claim as ‘madness of the 21st century’.
It wondered the parameters that made Biafra agitators think that Kogi and Benue states were part of them.
“There is no cosmogony affiliation or cultural affinity whatsoever of
Biafra with Kogi or Benue and mapping out those states as part of
Biafra cannot be less than a show of hallucination.
“It is high time the government overcame its insouciance and nipped this audacity of seditious act on time”, the group said.
The group warned against a repeat of civil war which happened between
1967 and 1970 “when most of those class of Nnamdi Kanu and his
co-travellers have not yet been born,” saying the elderly ones in Igbo
land who saw it all and escaped by the whiskers were not fair to the
younger generations for not telling them the truth, hence, the zone was
gradually being receded into anarchy.
They demanded from Biafra agitators to explain how they arrived at
making Kogi and Benue state part of Biafra geographical area, while
reminding them of Kogi and Benue people’s historical antecedents of
“Kogi and Benue people in the middle belt are aborigines of Kwararafa
Kingdom and it is important that our historical antecedents of warfare
should be understood as well as the Biafra agitators should be reminded
that these are no cowards. It is incomprehensible making Kogi and Benue
as part of Biafra, they should try other zones.
“We have noticed with rude shock that the Igbo socio-cultural group,
Ohaneze Ndigbo was directly supporting IPOB instead of advising them on
the consequence their action would generate”, they said.
The group pointed that democratic regime and freedom of expression
did not support secession under any guise as it were, explaining that
the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu had breached the bail conditions that left
him off the hook.
It added that IPOB leader’s dual citizenship still subsisted despite
court decision, saying that if anything happened, he would leave the
The group called on the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim
Idris to arrest the IPOB leader for prosecution within two weeks,
failure with which they would take to streets in peaceful protests.
According to them, government was under-estimating activities of
IPOB, MASSOB and others at the peril of the nation, urging that the
Police, Department of State Services (DSS) to investigate cache of arms
recently ceased by the Nigeria Customs in Lagos.
They asked the Nigeria Customs to disclose publicly, the outcome of
their investigations into those behind the importation of arms, noting
that rumours were linking the arms to IPOB.
“We suspect complicity on part of IPOB in the recent seizure of cache
of arms by the Nigeria Customs and we call on the Nigeria Police and
Department of State Services (DSS) for a thorough investigation”, the