President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the sponsors of Pro-Secession agitators, Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho
Buhari said certain high profile Nigerians have been identified as sponsors of secessionists.
A member of the National Assembly has been identified one of the sponsors of separatists agitation according to the President
He disclosed this in his nationwide broadcast to Nigerians to mark the nation’s 61st independence on Friday.
He said while his regime would continue to work on dialogue-based solutions to address legitimate grievances, it would take decisive actions against secessionist agitators and their sponsors.
Buhari insisted that Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable and cannot afford to break up
DAILY GIST reports that Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB was arrested earlier this year in Kenya and has been in DSS custody, while Igboho who leads the Yoruba Nation agenda, is currently at prison custody in Benin Republic.
In his Independence Day speech on Friday, the President revealed that investigations into the activities of both men has yielded a lot of information.
Buhari disclosed this in his nationwide broadcast to Nigerians to mark the nation’s 61st independence on Friday.
The President insisted that Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable.
He said, “Nigeria is for all of us. Its unity is not negotiable. And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all come together with a common goal of having peace and prosperity for our nation.
“We shall continue to work on dialogue-based solutions to address legitimate grievances. But we remain ready to take decisive actions against secessionist agitators and their sponsors who threaten our national security.
“The recent arrests of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo, and the ongoing investigations being conducted have revealed certain high-profile financiers behind these individuals. We are vigorously pursuing these financiers including one identified as a serving member of the National Assembly.
“This is a clear example of how people abandon their national leadership positions for their selfish gains. Instead of preaching unity, they are funding and misleading our youths to conduct criminal acts that sometimes lead to unfortunate and unnecessary loss of lives and property.
“As the so-called leaders run abroad to hide, our innocent youths are misled and left in the streets to fight for their senseless and destructive causes.”