Better resign than cause Igbo/Yoruba war, Kanu warns Igbo CP in Oyo
By Steve Oko
The Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has advised the new Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko, to better resign her appointment than take any action that could spark confrontation between the Yoruba and Igbo tribes.
Kanu who spoke on the heels of the order by the Inspector General of Police, directing the CP to immediately arrest a Yoruba activist, Mr Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Ighoho who allegedly gave seven-day ultimatum to the Fulani to vacate Oyo State.
Gov. Akeredoru of Ondo State has also given Fulani herdsmen seven days to vacate forest reserves in the state following the rising cases of kidnapping in the state.
The IPOB Leader who claimed that CP Onadeko, an Igbo by tribe was deliberately deployed to Oyo to clamp down on the Yoruba incensed over the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the region.
Kanu warned that any provocative action taken by the CP against Yoruba youths protesting the rising insecurity in the region could put Igbo interest at risk, and ultimately lead to confrontation between the two tribes.
He therefore advised CP Onadeko to be wise and avoid being used by the authorities to steer crisis between two peaceful brothers.
Kanu’s position was contained in a press statement he personally issued Saturday night.
Below is the full text of the statement obtained by our Correspondent:
“You are an Igbo woman so I expect you to be reasonable enough to know that Fulani IGP posted you to Oyo to superintend the arrest or possible killing of Yoruba youths in order to foment enmity between the East and the West at this critical juncture in the history of the liberation of all indigenous peoples across Nigeria, including you and your family.
“I will advise you to resign honourably from your position as a certain Yoruba CP did in Abia State when he declined to order men under his command to open fire on IPOB protesters.
“I am warning you not to do anything likely to jeopardise the safety or well-being of Sunday Ighoho otherwise you and your family will have the might of IPOB to contend with. The silly game you people always play in … will no longer wash with us.
“Suddenly Fulani have realised that appointing an Igbo woman as Police Commissioner is a good thing because they want to use you. Nothing should happen to #Ighoho.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
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