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Releasing Nnamdi Kanu will be dangerous for Nigeria —Arewa Youths


The National President of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) Yerima Shettima, has kicked against moves being made by prominent Igbo leaders to persuade President Muhammadu Buhari to release leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, from detention.

Shettima who spoke at a press conference in Kaduna on Saturday, warned the President and the Nigerian government against releasing Kanu, saying such a move wiuld not only be dangerous for the continued existence of the country, but would further complicate the insecurity situation in the country.

Shettima insisted that “allowing the fugitive Kanu to go unpunished would be harmful to Nigeria and the Federal Government.”

Shettima was reacting to Buhari’s recent remarks that he would consider the IPOB leader’s release following a visit by some South-East leaders led by one time Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, to plead for Kanu’s release.

Shettima who frowned at any suggestion of an unconditional release of Kanu, said doing so would undermine “the damage he has done to Nigeria.”

“There is the possibility of undermining the consequences of what this man, Nnamdi Kanu, did to the country and by implication, if he is allowed to go unpunished, it would be sending the wrong message.

“Nobody in the history of this country has done more damage to this country since the civil war than this young man. Continue Reading


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