Nnamdi Kanu: APC calls for calm over recent violence in Abia

IPOB members in a rally
IPOB members in a rally

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has called for calm over recent clashes in Abia State.

The call was contained in a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi.

Clashes between civilians, especially members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, and soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the country home of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, started on Sunday, leaving two feared dead.

The clash snowballed into another confrontation on Tuesday, prompting Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to impose a three-day dusk to dawn curfew on Aba, the commercial capital of Abia State.

Reacting, however, APC urged members of IPOB, Nigerian soldiers, journalists and other involved to exercise restraint as each party “owe the peace and unity of our dear country to the present and unborn generations.

“The Party also regrets the incident at the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretariat in Umuahia, Abia State capital, where some journalists were assaulted. Commendably, the Nigerian Army has tendered its apology and is investigating the matter.

“While the party insists that security agencies must adhere with globally-stipulated rules of engagements and laws governing their operations, we must allow our security agencies to conduct their constitutional roles of securing lives and property without hindrance and provocation.

“We also call on citizens, social commentators, media influencers and other stakeholders to be careful and mindful of their utterances on the clashes. Stoking tensions by inciting utterances, hate speech and all other forms of awful propaganda will only push the country to the precipice,’’ the statement read in part.

While emphasising the need to avoid internal wars, the party enjoined aggrieved citizens to ensure their agitations are peaceful and lawful.

“We must not yield to elements beating the drumbeats of war. We must speak and stand up for peaceful coexistence on our social media platforms, places of worship and all other public spaces we belong.

“The party reiterates its belief that it is in our collective interest to support and remain steadfast to the cause of a united Nigeria.”


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  • Dazmillion

    Has the commander in chief General Buhari called his army to order? thats the question APC should answer

    • daygea

      Nnamdi Kanu is the one that needs to be called to order because he certainly is starting what he cannot finish.

      • Olatubosun

        Sure

      • Dazmillion

        So there is no need to call an army, that shoots a 10 years old boy dead, to order, right?

  • tonny

    namdi kanu should reason well before turn abia state to alepo in syria, i want him to remember that the syria war start from alepo but look at alepo now is completely destroyed

  • Solomon Brown

    Maybe if APC and its leader actually did the most important item in all its campaign promises, we probably would not be having this conversation.
    Enough of the lopsided representation, the North alone should not occupy two thirds of all legislative positions, it is immoral to operate a system as that and call it democracy.
    We need balance to grow as a country, together we can build a new republic to replace the banana republic we have presently, it is bigger than Nnamdi Kanu, I encourage patriotic Nigerians to make hay while the sun shines, we still can get it done right, you never know if you do not try.

    • Osakue

      We don’t have respect for our military anymore. What’s wrong with a military unit going to any part of Nigeria? Are the people in the military not Nigerian? Only a person or group of people with bad intentions will not be happy to see our galant military go about their duties. My bros in the east should have allow the army go about their business instead of blocking them. They should have waited to see what the military came to do. Haba no body or group is above the law.

  • Olatubosun

    Kanu is a terrorist

  • Olatubosun

    Kanu needs to be detained