According to Reports reaching OYOGIST.com, the Leaders of Igbo Community of Northern Nigeria has condemned the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu’s role during the #EndSARS protests.
Nnamdi Kanu, had earlier urged #EndSARS protesters to continue the demonstration against the Nigerian government.
The Coalition Of Northern Leaders on Igbo Community Further advised Nigerians to resist the temptation to Perform another EndSARS Protest as it would be devastating.
The communique reads; “We Nigerians need to work to build a nation where everyone is safe and secure wherever he chooses to live and work in Nigeria and support other Nigerians to benefit from mutual tolerance and accommodation if they show appropriate respect for the context of their livelihoods.
“That threats and conflicts have very little utility value; we must therefore work to replace vested interests that think power is an end in itself; and sowing seeds of division and leaving everyone more insecure than they were.
“In the light of the above observations, the meeting unanimously: Condemned in totality, the undue advantage taken by miscreants to turn the otherwise legitimate protests against SARS into mayhem in some parts of the country.
“Specifically disagreed with the role played by Nnamdi Kanu during the #EndSARS protests.“To speak up for the rights of all Nigerians to be protected from illegal harassment where they earn their living; their rights to places of worship consistent with their means and the elements of justice; and their rights to full protection when they live as minorities among other communities.
“That no one wins a religious or ethnic war; no ethnic group can dominate another forever; and no benefit comes from fights and conflicts.”
The council further urged Nigerians to: “remain vigilant over the direction and fate of our nation, Nigeria, as major stakeholders in whatever happens in and to Nigeria, but our position on how the nation operates must be informed by enhanced national unity and greater inter-regional cooperation.