President Muhammadu Buhari has been given a deadline for the release of Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu.
In alliance with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Niger Delta ex-militant leaders in support of the Biafran movement, have given the federal government a 31-day ultimatum to free the IPOB leader, or face the consequences.
The Breaking times reports that a group of former warlords warned security agencies against tampering with the life of the IPOB leader, who is detained at Kuje Prison.
According to a spokesman of the concerned ex-militants, Nigeria will not like what will happen if after 31-days, Kanu is not set free.
The spokesperson simply identified as General Ben, warned that at the expiration of the ultimatum, the ex-militants would resume massive abduction of expatriates as a first step.
He declared that the federal government should not underrate the activities of the militants in the Niger Delta, no matter the number of soldiers deployed against them.
“The ex-militant leaders in Ebeocha IPOB are warning the Federal Government and are giving them 31 days to release Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB and Director of Radio Biafra.
“We are giving Federal Government deadline; if they fail to release him, the country would be vandalised. He is fighting a just cause. Nothing should happen to him and Federal Government should not forget what we can do,” he threatened.
The unnamed group of ex-militants, accused the FG of marginalizing a section of the country, pointing out that the approach of the presidency on issues bordering on the entire geo-political zones were treated unjustly and with bias.
In reaction to the recent invasion of the homes of their colleagues by security operatives, General Ben said the action was meant to intimidate them. “Federal Government wants to use that way to harm us. But we are warning that the (FG) should not forget our capabilities. They think we can be intimidated by that approach. No way!
“Federal Government should know that the detention of Nnamdi Kanu and raid of the residences of our colleagues are enough reasons to collapse the society,” he fumed.
“It is sad. We are not happy because things are not working the right way in the country. We are mmarginalizedand hunted.
We are saying ‘enough is enough’. We are no longer interested in this country again,”he concluded.
Meanwhile in a bid to reduce the tension in the southeast and within the Niger-Delta, Senator Chris Ngige has assured Nigerians that in a very short while, the federal government will handle the situation within the regions.
The minister of labour and employment, noted with a lot of Nigerians that the government will ensure that the its citizens are protected and their peace remains unthreatened.