Nnamdi Kanu’s rearrest, clear message to Sunday Igboho – Arewa youths
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has said that the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a clear message to agitators.
AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima said Kanu’s rearrest would send a clear signal to Yoruba freedom fighter Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho.
Speaking with DAILY POST, Shettima said with Kanu’s rearrest, agitators should learn not to resort to violence.
He stressed that those who have resorted to violence while agitating for Nigeria’s disintegration should be dealt with.
Asked if Kanu’s arrest was a message to other agitators, Shettima said: “This is a clear message to the likes of Igboho, I’m happy that this happened. It’s a clear message to all those who think that they can undermine the sovereignty of this nation and get away with it.
“Agitation, I have no problem with it but when it turns out to be violent against innocent citizens, then anyone found wanting should be dealt with decisively
“I urged the court to speedily ensure an accelerated hearing so that Kanu faces the music once and for all.
“Since he jumped bail and defied to court, there is no need for delays, they should do the needful.”
Prior to his rearrest, Kanu used his platform, Radio Biafra to urge his followers to attack security operatives and destroy government facilities in the Southeast.
The IPOB leader was, however, arrested on Sunday and repatriated to Nigeria to continue his trial before the Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court, Abuja.
Upon appearing before her, Justice Nyako had remanded him in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) while adjourning the matter.
Two Ministers sacked in Burkina Faso over deadly jihadist attacks
Two Ministers have been sacked in Burkina Faso after deadly jihadist attacks led to protest. Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré sacked Defense Minister Cherif Sy and Security Minister Ousseni Compaore who was replaced by Maxime Koné. In mid-June, the opposition called for the resignation of Prime Minister Christophe Dabiré and the Minister of Defense in light of the increasingly deadly jihadist violence.
On the night of June 4-5, gunmen – including “12- to 14-year-olds,” according to authorities – attacked the northeastern village of Solhan, killing at least 132 people. The massacre, which caused a stir, is the deadliest attack in Burkina Faso since the start of jihadist violence six years ago.
President Kabore said via twitter “that the ministerial reshuffle that took place this June 30, is part of his desire to give new life to his commitment to the major challenges of the Nation,” Since 2015, these attacks have killed approximately 1,500 people in Burkina Faso and forced nearly 1.5 million people to flee their homes.