Some Igbo groups have warned the federal government that re-arresting the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, would spell doom for Nigeria.
The group, which described Kanu’s action as peaceful, said the action of the coalition of Arewa youths who gave the Igbos in northern Nigeria quit notice was more offensive than IPOB’s activities.
The federal government through it’s ministry of justice has called for the re-arrest of Kanu who is thought to have flouted his bail conditions.
The groups, World Igbo Youth Movement; Igbo Students’ Forum and Igbo Diaspora Women Professionals, however, said that they would not fold their hands and see Igbos being driven out of the north where they made huge investments.
In a joint statement signed by Mazi Alex Okemiri for the World Igbo Youth Council; Prof. Helen Ogbonna for Igbo in Diaspora Women Professionals and Comrade Obi Izuo for Igbo Students’ Forum, said: “We caution that Nigeria may cease to exist if Nnamdi Kanu is re-arrested.
“This may also be the fate of the country if the planned October 1 massacre is carried out against Ndigbo living in the north.”
Meanwhile, the groups have urged Ndigbo to vie for the presidency of the country in 2019, saying it is their constitutional right to do that, insisting that there was no going back on the Igbo presidency project in 2019.