Coalition Places N100m Bounty On IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

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June 18, (THEWILL)- A coalition of 75 Northern groups, under the aegis of the Northern Consensus Movement, has declared wanted Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The group announced a reward of N100 million to anyone capable of producing him in Nigeria for continuation of his trial for alleged treason.

At a Press Conference in Abuja, the coalition accused Kanu and the Eastern Security Network (IPOB’s militia wing) of masterminding the recent attacks on Northern communities in the South-East via what they called “hate speech.”

Spokesman of the coalition, Dr. Awwal Aliyu, urged the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the European Union to facilitate Kanu’s repatriation to Nigeria to face the charges against him.

The statement said: “The Northern Consensus Movement, an amalgamation of more than 75 civil society groups of Northern extraction, has taken it upon ourselves, as active citizens of this country, Nigeria, to state in unequivocal terms that:

“We are declaring Nnamdi Kanu wanted for crimes against humanity and for instigating the killing of innocent Northerners in the southeast via his hate speech.

“We want him to answer for the killing and destruction of Northerners residing and undertaking lawful businesses in the southeastern part of Nigeria.

“So, we are placing a bounty of N100m as an offer to anyone who can produce him alive, hale, hearty, and uninjured to us for onward delivery to the security agencies for the continuation of his prosecution.

“We call on both the US, the UK, and the EU, a champions of democracy, rule of law, and freedoms of speech and expression to kindly and humble respect Nigeria’s sovereignty and facilitate the repatriation of Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria so that he can face his treason, and possibly a fresh terrorism and genocide charges against innocent citizens of Nigeria.”