“There is no crime that demands self-determination” – Activists, agitators and groups condemn arrest of Igboho, Kanu
A cross section of well-meaning Nigerians, groups and activists have criticized the Buhari-led administration for arresting Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho.
DAILY POST reports that Igboho was arrested Monday evening in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, at an airport.
This development continued to elicit divergent reactions on social media, with Nigerians comparing Igboho’s arrest to that of Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya.
Some Nigerians have wondered how the government led by Buhari failed to stop the bandits causing insecurity in most parts of the country, but was using all tactics to stop the militants.
They demanded that the government use the same intelligence that was used to arrest Boko Haram bandit militants and terrorists in order to secure the nation.
FG created Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu – Former Governor of Oyo, Ladoja
Some have also noted that Igboho’s arrest is a clear indication that this government wants war.
Here are some reactions collected by DAILY POST;
@Oduduwa Republic, âNow the case begins.
Sunday Igboho was arrested in Cotonou.
More peace in Nigeria. Republic of Oduduwa now / Biafra now.
@RenoOmokri, “Any politician in the southwest who remains silent while Buhari persecutes Igboho must be branded and punished in 2023!” Garba Shehu has openly issued a statement that Miyetti Allah deserves “respect”. Igboho also deserves respect, if not from the government, then from us.
@ Comrade Adeyanju, “If Buhari who overthrew a democratically elected government can become president years later and be seen as a hero by some people, then how can Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho who only ask for self-determination be treated? like criminals? “
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@Afenifere â, This move shows that the federal government is interested in spending energy on dealing with those who stir for their people, far more than ending terrorism and banditry. It is known that thousands of lives have been lost due to banditry, especially in the north of the country, while kidnappings are at an alarming rate in the south of the country. The federal government is not doing as much effort in this area as it is going after those who crack down on those who move peacefully to make the lives of Nigerians better.
@OhanezeIgbo, “The interceptions of Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu mean that those who promote the conscience of Nigerians are being held while the terrorists, bandits and killer shepherds are provided with cover-ups by northern leaders to destabilize the South to their odious political ends. “
@Huriwa, “The administration of Buhari fiercely attacking Sunday Igboho of the Agitation Platform for Self-Determination Yoruba and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra wrongly banned (IPOB), then maintaining an unpatriotic silence and an active conspiratorial silence on the vile terrorist activities of Buhari’s parents, the armed Fulani assailants and kidnappers, including those who shot down a military plane in Zamfara state, which this government has shown as well as its refusal to relax the minister of communications and digital economy Sheikh Ibrahim Pantami who has clearly been caught in and the Islamic terrorist group Taliban in Afghanistan, is that the central government supports the activities of Fulani militants posing as Fulani shepherds who are engaged in a well-coordinated rampage to seize the ancestral lands of the southerners, including the southern Kaduna state dominated by the Christians whose communities face devastating violence and terrorist attacks by armed Fulani militias and kidnappers.
@OmoyeleSowore, âThe arrest of Sunday Igboho in Cotonou by the Beninese authorities was orchestrated by the tyrant Muhammadu Buhari. There is no crime that requires self-determination. May all oppressed peoples unite. A government that pampers bandits and terrorists!
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