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An Igbo socio-cultural group, Nzuko Umunna, says it aligns itself with the position of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo, who cautioned the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, against seeking the re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Bifara, Nnamdi Kanu.


A statement on Friday by the group, signed by the General Secretary, Paschal Mbanefo and the Publicity Secretary, Jude Ndukwe, the group said the decision to seek Kanu’s re-arrest was ill-advised.

It partly read, “As an organisation that is deeply concerned about the peace and security of the country, we strongly believe that just as the AGF in his wisdom cited security reasons for not ordering the arrest of Arewa Youths who brazenly issued quit notice to Igbo people living in the North or those who composed genocidal song against Ndigbo, revoking Kanu’s bail and re-arresting him at this time will not in any way advance the course of peace.

“It will rather create crisis of monumental proportion, especially in the South East and South-South where he commands fanatical followership.

The group said in a democracy, Kanu and others like him who were agitating for self-determination “have not necessarily done anything criminal apart from exercising their fundamental right of speech, association and of movement.”



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