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Northern groups place N100m bounty on IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu


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Northern Consensus Movement consisting of 75 Northern groups has placed a N100 million bounty on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The NCM accused Kanu and the Eastern Security Network of masterminding the recent killings of northerners in their communities in the South-East.

The Spokesperson for the group, Dr. Awwal Abdullahi Aliyu, said this during a press briefing held on Thursday night in Abuja.

He urged the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union to respect Nigeria’s sovereignty and facilitate Kanu’s repatriation to Nigeria so that he can face the treasonable charges against him, The PUNCH had reported.

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He 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 South East via his hate speech.

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“We want him to answer for the killings and destruction of Northerners residing and undertaking lawful businesses in the South-Eastern 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, 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.

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“This is so he can face his treason, and possibly fresh terrorism and genocide charges against innocent citizens of Nigeria.”

The current militarization and widespread carnage in the South-East have put tension, fear, and untold hardships on the people in the zone, thereby aggravating the already tensed security challenges in the land.