What is giving Igboho, Kanu confidence – Babangida Aliyu
A former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, has revealed what is giving the Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho to keep agitating for secession.
Aliyu stated that Kanu and Igboho got their confidence from the fact that they are not purely Nigerian as a result of their dual citizenship.
He stated this while speaking at the International Peace, Unity, and Nation-building Conference organized by StandTall Africa Initiative in Abuja on Wednesday.
According to Aliyu, Kanu has British, Igboho has German, and Omoyele Sowore has American passports and they known that Americans and Europeans value life of their citizens so much to protect them.
The ex-governor noted how the UK High Commissioner reacted when Kanu was repatriated to the country, stating that they could be encouraged by the fact that they have support somewhere.
He said “We must change some of our laws, especially the aspects that deal with dual citizenship, and the place of traditional rulers in governance.
“Today, everything is collapsing. Those who cause a lot of trouble like the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu; the Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho; and Omoyele Sowore all have foreign passports. For Kanu, British; for Igboho, German; and for Sowore, American.
“We need to appreciate what is giving them the confidence to create problems for this country. It is because they have come to believe they are no longer purely Nigerians.
“I have looked at the situation and said, ‘Oh, could they have been encouraged by the fact that they will have support somewhere?’ Americans and Europeans value life so much that the moment you are their citizen, they will protect you. When Kanu was brought back to Nigeria, the UK High Commissioner in the country made some noise.
“However, Kanu and Igboho are also Nigerians who think secession is the solution to their problems. But they cause trouble along the line and run away leaving behind those without equal opportunity to escape to face the consequences of their actions.
“So, I am saying that we must have a law in place that says public figures and those seeking elective offices must renounce their dual citizenships.”
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