An Igbo group identified as Conference of Igbo Youth Professionals Worldwide has asked the United Kingdom (UK) to revoke the citizenship of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Apart from asking the UK to revoke Kanu’s British citizenship, the Igbo group also urged UK and Israel to restrain the IPOB leader from taking advantage of his foreign citizenship to incite violence in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that the group made this requestion in a statement over the weekend the President-General, Maduabuchi Nwodo, Conference of Igbo Youth Professionals Worldwide.
In the statement, the grup urged Ndigbo across the globe to demonstrate courage by denouncing Kanu, IPOB, its members and all that the group stands for, adding that ‘IPOB is a terrorist organisation in the eyes of the law as declared by an Abuja Federal High Court’.
A statement yesterday by the President-General, Maduabuchi Nwodo, urged Ndigbo across the globe to demonstrate courage by denouncing Kanu, IPOB, its members and all that the group stands for.
The statement reads as thus; “We are disturbed at the incessant inciting statements coming from Kanu against the Nigerian state. We are aware of his status as a citizen of both the UK and the Nation of Israel.
“Having worked to see Nigeria at its present state, we believe the UK and Israel would not want to see Nigeria a shattered place. It is in this regard that we appeal to them to rein in on Kanu because his activities have been against Nigeria’s unity.
“The latest call by Kanu on some security agencies to abandon their duty post, resign and burn their uniforms must be ignored. Kanu is alone in his cessation project and has nobody behind him,” the statement added.