By Bakare Majeed
OrderPaperToday -The leader of the Indigenous People if Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been issued a stern warning by a northern group, Northern Parliament to restrict his movement to the Biafra region and not cross into the northern territory.
This is according to a press conference held by the group in Kaduna on Sunday, entitled; “Our National Security Threatened”.
The communiqué of the group which was jointly signed by the group’s Speaker, Dr. Awwal Abdullahi Aliyu, National Secretary Yakubu Karau Luka and National Publicity Sec. Kabir Haruna Alfa, read: “The continuous unlawful movement of Nnamdi Kanu is perceived to be a threat capable of distracting government attention.
“The Nigerian government and securities agencies should be warned not to allow Nnamdi Kanu to criss-cross from his Biafra territory to any part of northern Nigeria.
“Nigeria faces an existential threat. The security architecture of the northern region has been variously undermined. Consequently, the persistence increase of insecurity in northern Nigeria cannot be over emphasised. Having observed carefully, the continuous increase of kidnapping, armed robbery and consistent communal clashes between Fulani headsmen/farmers in various communities in the north, we find it imperative to add our voices of caution to the federal government.
“It is regrettable to state that immediately after the completion of the renovations at the Abuja international airport, the business of kidnapping and armed robbery has taken a new dimension in the entire northern extraction. The Nigerian securities agencies have become completely inefficient, making it almost impossible for easy access of our roads. This has badly affected our economic growth and has widened the inequality gap in the north.”
The group expressed disappointment at the northern leaders and called for jettisoning of the 2014 confab report for a new national conference and other demands.
“We advised strongly that the 2014 national conference report should not be implemented, rather, a more credible and acceptable National conference be organized.
“We demand that General TY Danjuma, Prof Ango Abdullahi, Senator JKN Waku, to spearhead a northern elders/leaders summit on lasting peace, unity and reconciliation of the north
“We demand that Northern governor’s forum set up an all inclusive committee towards reviving the moribund companies.
“We appeal to the executive governor of Kaduna state to as a matter of importance, reopen all the tertiary institutions in southern Kaduna.”