Nnamdi Kanu must be punished – Arewa Youth president
The president of the Arewa Youth Coalition,Yarima Shettima, has said that IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu, must not go unpunished.

The Arewa youth president said the group is reviewing the quit notice issued to the Igbos.

Shettima has revealed that the evacuation of the Igbo from the north was off the table Yarima Shettima, the president of the Arewa Youth Coalition (AYC), has said that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, must be punished. We gathered that the Shettima also disclosed that the group was reviewing its stand on the quit notice issued to Igbos living in north. “The steps taken by the governors are commendable. One,we have since expected the governors to do what they are doing now.Nevertheless, it is better late than never for.

“What the Ohanaeze and other organizations thatcame out to denounce the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are doing iscommendable. “We are also reviewing our own situation.

We are going to have a meeting soon with otherleaders of the coalition and come out with a clear position of things and whatwe intend to do in order to move forward,” he said.

 The AYCpresident speaking in an interview with Nigerian Tribune, noted that Kanu issomeone “who has terrorized the country”. He said: “We will go as far to ensurethat we take him to the international court of justice. We will internationalizehis case and ensure that this young man is declared a terrorist. He can’t beallowed to go just like that.

 “To us,we are seeing what he is doing as a business venture. So, as far as we are concerned, a country should not be run as a banana republic where somebody can do anything and get away with it, without respect for the rule of law.”

However Shettima stated that the call for the evacuation of the Igbo from the north was not totally off the table. “I am not saying we have completely removed the earlier condition that they should leave the north.

However, the fact of the matter still remains that one, we are not violent. “Secondly, we intend also to explore all necessary avenues and ensure that, at the end of the day, things are being done in accordance with the law,” he said. The group said Arewa youths consultative forum simply asked the Ndigbo to go back to their region so that they can continue with their Biafra nation agenda.


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