A social political group, Arewa Youths Assembly, Thursday, urged the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo to arrest the controversial leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, for violating the terms of his bail conditions granted by a Federal High Court, Abuja.
Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court, Abuja, in granting Kanu bail on April 25,2017, who was in detention for over a year, specifically ordered him not to attend any rally, grant press interview and must not be seen in a crowd exceeding 10 persons, among other bail conditions.
However, the group said apart from gross abuse of bail terms, he has also been making inciting statements.
The group further said his activities were capable of causing disunity in the country, adding “No doubt, this lawlessness is capable of disintegrating this country.”
The group claimed that Kanu has been addressing major rallies in the South-South and South-East zones in complete breach of the bail conditions.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, the Speaker of the Arewa Youth Assembly, Mohammed Salihu and the Clerk, Desmond Minakaro accused the Federal Government of “aiding and abetting the IPOB leader in violating his bail conditions and inciting Nigerians against the government at major rallies.”
The youth leaders wondered why the government allowed Kanu to threaten national security with provocative statements without calling him to order.The Arewa youths said it was disappointing that despite the clear bail conditions handed down by Nyako, Kanu had brazenly violated all including the ban on organising rallies and addressing press conference and being with a crowd of more than 10 persons at any time.
They said, “The leadership of Arewa Youth Assembly has observed with keen interest the high level of lawlessness exhibited by Nnamdi Kanu since he was granted bail in June this year and the conspiracy of silence displayed by the federal government and its security agencies in the face of such affront by the IPOB leader.