- Shettima stressed that Kanu’s release would undermine what he has done to Nigeria
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has warned against releasing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu from detention.
National President of AYCF, Yerima Shettima, warned that more Kanu’s would emerge to further complicate the insecurity situation in the country, if the IPOB leader is released.
Shettima, while reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s remark that he would consider the IPOB leader’s release, said allowing Kanu to go unpunished would be harmful to Nigeria and the Federal Government.
Shettima stressed that Kanu’s release would undermine what he has done to Nigeria.
According to Shettima: “There is the possibility of undermining the consequences of what this man (Nnamdi Kanu) did to the country and by implication, if he is allowed to go unpunished, it would be sending the wrong message. Nobody in the history of this country has done more damage to this country since the civil war than this young man.
“If at the end of the day, they allow him to go unpunished after what he has done, the implication is that nobody will ever commit any offence of this nature and be punished because everybody will always refer to him.
“And this means that the constitution is automatically suspended in the country. This means that some people can just commit any crime at the expense of over 200 million Nigerians and get away with it. Somebody can kill, pronounce killing and still get away with it; then what is the essence of condemning people to death for killing, murder when compared to what this man (Kanu) did?
“This is just a way of undermining the laws of our land, and indirectly they are saying the government of the day can be easily influenced. This means, somebody can commit any offence and then come to Buhari or any other government after this and seek forgiveness.”
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