The Yoruba Youth Congress (YYC) and the Coalition of Southwest Youths group have said the safety of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is not guaranteed if he proceeds on his planned visit to Lagos.
The Yoruba Youth groups warned Nnamdi Kanu to stay clear of Lagos, saying the center of excellence was not part of the Biafran states.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has disclosed that Lagos is the next State the group and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, will visit in its current tour of various states in the country.
Chairman of the Coalition of Southwest youths group who doubles as the National President, Yoruba Youths Congress, Prince Dapo Adepoju gave the warning late Wednesday evening while speaking with newsmen in Akure, the state capital.
The group noted that as much as Kanu had freedom of movement within the country, it will not tolerate the violent procession that had greeted Kanu’s visit in the South-East.
The group said it was warning Nnamdi Kanu to stay clear Lagos state for the sake of millions of Igbo’s who have been living and doing business in Lagos even before his birth.
Prince Dapo said efforts of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other eminent yoruba leaders in making sure Lagos and indeed southwest states remained the most peaceful part of Nigeria cannot be truncated by Kanu.
He said “In as much as we are not saying Kanu cannot come to Lagos, But he should not bring his madness to Lagos; we urge him to limit his unreasonable violent procession to the southeast
“We want to warn Nnamdi Kanu for the sake of whatever he believes in and for the sake of millions of Igbos who have been living and doing business in Lagos even before his birth to stay clear of Lagos
“Efforts of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other eminent yoruba leaders in making sure Lagos and indeed southwest states remain the most peaceful part of Nigeria cannot be truncated by one boy called Kanu
“Again, we are calling on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to order the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu
“Despite the fact that we were part of the youths who initially begged the Federal government for his release, but as it looks now, he’s provoking the youths.
“Every Nigerian knows that Kanu has flouted his bail conditions and with this, we are sure that Kanu’s safety is not guaranteed if he dares to disrupt the peace of innocent Lagos residents just like he’s doing in the southeast.
“We want to commend the Igbo leaders who are on the verge of finding lasting solution for the menace created by the terror (IPOB) group”, he said.