NNAMDI KANU; ACF ASKS FG TO BE CAUTIOUS.
Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest by the Federal Government has attracted mixed reactions from various groups, including the Arewa Consultative Forum, who urged the Federal Government to be cautious in handling the IPOB leader’s issue.
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In a statement released on Tuesday by its Public Relations Officer (PRO) Emmanuel Yawe, the ACF said though Kanu lacked respect for Nigeria and vowed to destroy the country, he should be tried with full recourse to the rule of law.
Yawe said: “The Arewa Consultative Forum has been informed that Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which was declared illegal by the Federal Government has been arrested.
“We know that the man has no respect for the country called Nigeria and has vowed to destroy the country. Sadly, he enjoys collaboration of some Nigerians who for some reasons want the country destroyed.
“He also enjoys the support of international arms dealers who know that he has the capacity to cause a war to break out in Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy.
“Given the complex international and national issues involved in this case, we call on the government to handle the matter with care. The best way out is to keep strictly to the rule of law. Kanu and his collaborators must be made to understand that Nigeria is not a failed state and the rule oflaw still exists here.”
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Also, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, be remanded in the detention of the Department of State Service.
Justice Binta Nyako gave the order while granting the application by the prosecution.
The counsel for the prosecution, S. M. Labaran, applied to the court to remand Kanu in custody.
Labaran also applied that the trial of Kanu that was earlier slated for October 20 be brought forward.
Kanu, who appeared without legal representation told the court that his house was earlier invaded. So, he had to go underground.