Kanu’s Arrest: Nigeria breathing his last- says Prof Nwala, former ASSU boss
By Chike Alor, Onitsha
Former General Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, (ASSU) Prof Uzodinma Nwala has said that the arrest of Mr Nnamdi Kanu is an indication that Nigeria is breathing its last. Kanu, the leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, (IPOB) was arrested by the Nigerian authorities in Addis Abbaba while he was on transit.
In a statement made available to Irohinoodua, the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) led by Nwala and Abia Onyike
said it received the news of the arrest and deportation of Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria and his subsequent arraignment in Court in continuation of his previous trial
The group said the development is very unfortunate both for the continued existence of the crisis-riden Nigerian federation and the struggle for the self-determination and emancipation of Igboland from the artificial Nigerian federation.
Alaigbo said “The arrest or elimination of Nnamdi Kanu from the scene of the struggle is most unlikely to result in the smashing of the spirit of the longing for freedom of the Igbo Nation or that of other Nationalities that are equally struggling to free themselves from the chaotic Nigerian federation.”
It noted that earlier in the day, the group noticed a social media news item with the headline: “Nnamdi Kanu arrested and Boko Haram fighters released”.
“This news item summarizes the grave injustice in the Federal government’s attempt to crush Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB supporters, while the blood sucking Boko Haram and other bandits are on Some of them are languishing in several detention and torture centers in the Federation the prawl throughout the entire Federation including Katsina the home state of Mr President.”
Alaigbo said the Igbo Nation is meanwhile groaning under the agony of the massive arrests, torture and killing of many Igbo youths by security agents of the Federal Government.
“One thing is very clear. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is breathing its last. It may well go the way of other federations which were created artificially and held together by the force of arms”, Alaigbo said.
The group called on the International Community not to turn it’s back on the horrors taking place in Nigeria, especially in Igboland.
It equally called on all Igbo lawyers no matter their persuasions, to come together and defend Nnamdi Kanu as well as several other Igbo youths who are languishing in various detention centres and prisons all over Nigeria.