The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has described the renewed calls for the unconditional release of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, as unpatriotic.
The spokesperson of the group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, in a statement issued Saturday, therefore, called on federal authorities to disregard such unpatriotic calls and remain resolute in seeing the prosecution of Kanu to its logical conclusion so as not to set the wrong precedent of regional leaders interfering with the course of justice.
The northern group observed that the calls for Kanu’s release without trial by Ndigbo leaders and groups have grown louder since the February 25 presidential election and the consequent emergence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as President-elect.
It, therefore, condemned the renewed calls for the undue termination of the trial of Kanu by Ohanaeze and other Ndigbo leaders and groups, describing it as insane, unreasonable, unwarranted, thoughtless and unrealistic.
The CNG also kicked against the renewed pressure from the Ndigbo to secure the unconditional release of Kanu.
It added: “Instead, the President should remain resolute in ensuring the diligent prosecution of Kanu, his sponsors, backers and collaborators in the heinous crimes against the Nigerian state and innocent Nigerian citizens.
“In order to prevent a descent into anarchy at this day and age, and to forestall mass killings, untold sufferings and atrocities, the federal government must not accede to the current pressure by Ohanaeze and its ilk to secure the unconditional release of the leader of a group that has been duly proscribed as terrorist.”
It also alerted the incoming administration on the dangers of falling for the antics of the Ndigbo.