Insecurity: CNG tackles UN over Nnamdi Kanu’s release

Nnamdi Kanu

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has urged the United Nations to desist from “unwarranted interferences in Nigeria’s internal legal processes” and demanding for the unconditional release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, from detention.

Speaking during a press conference Friday in Abuja, CNG’s spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said by demanding for Kanu’s release ‘the UN, otherwise a respectable global arbiter, tends to portray itself as supporting a renegade group responsible for inciting and carrying out violent armed insurrection against the Nigerian state.”

He said: “It is important to recall that at the peak of Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB’s perpetual incitement for war and genocide often targeted at people of other sections of the country, using all sorts of guises including ethnicity and religion, the CNG on July 12, 2017, petitioned the United Nations Secretary General on the unfolding developments in Nigeria.

“Taking cognisance of emerging realities, CNG took the well reasoned decision to communicate to the United Nations seeking its facilitation in ensuring a smooth and seamless determination of the lingering issues. Curiously, however, the United Nations never acted on that petition.

“It is important to caution the United Nations to weigh the impact and consequences of backing these perpetrators of indiscriminate violence, wanton destruction and collective mayhem that fervently hope it will engulf the entire country and bring about another civil war and mass killings and suffering of innocent people.

“As a group that represents the legitimate interest of Northern Nigeria, the CNG calls on the United Nations and Nigeria’s international friends to join in the effort interrogating these unwarranted cases of Kanu and IPOB transmitting messages of hate and propaganda.”

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