12 September 2017
By Justice Nwafor
Renowned lawyer and chairman of the Patriots, Professor Ben Nwabueze, SAN, has warned the Federal Government against taking actions that will “escalate crisis such as the reported attack on Nnamdi Kanu’s home”.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, said this in a statement released in reaction to the reported attack on the home of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, at Afara Ukwu community, Umuahia by soldiers attached to the Forward Operation Base, FOB, Umuahia.
Prof. Nwabueze warned the Federal Government against moves that would scuttle the progress made by Southeast governors during their recent meetings with Kanu.
He also urged the government to be wary of moves that would further weaken the already weak unity of the country.
“The report of the attack on Nnamdi Kanu’s Umuahia home by soldiers, during which some people were reportedly killed or injured is a matter of grave concern, because it occurred at a time the country is facing destabilising crisis and threat to its peaceful co-existence and at a time the South East governors are making valiant efforts to contain the danger of the repercussions of the crisis by interventions with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the IPOB.
“The situation in the country calls for great restraint on the part of all, and for the Federal Government to stop actions capable of escalating all crisis, such as the reported attack on the Nnamdi Kanu’s home”, he said.