Home PoliticsAfrica News The arrest of Nnamdi Kanu will NOT end insecurities, corruption, and waste in Nigeria. Do Not make Kanu a martyr!

The arrest of Nnamdi Kanu will NOT end insecurities, corruption, and waste in Nigeria. Do Not make Kanu a martyr!

For any well enlightened, educated, historically, and politically informed Nigerian, the need for Nigeria as Africa’s largest and most populous nation to remain intact is an exigent issue in order for Nigeria to continue to play its vital role in the success of Africa as a whole.

Nigeria with its diversity, vast natural and human resources MUST  remain one nation.  The unity of Nigeria as a Nation is essential to the unification of ECOWAS and its effort to protect Africa’s resources from many foreign nations, whose intentions are to exploit Africa and its resources.  A fragmented Nigeria will amount to the defeat of any vision of Africa’s unity.. as fragmented and smaller nations become more vulnerable to foreign exploits.


Having outlined few key reasons why Nigeria MUST remained united, we must acknowledge the obvious fact that the current co-existing formula for Nigeria’s nations states does not allow increased productivity and accountability, thus, Nigeria MUST renegotiate its presence and future by adopting a full confederation system, empowering local and state governments. The overt centralization of Nigeria’s political powers and resources has led to insecurities and political corruption and abuse of power.

Nnamdi Kanu arrested, to be tried in Nigeria

Kanu, 53-year-old had jumped bail in 2017 and disappeared, only to reappear in Israel and Britain. It was not immediately clear where he was arrested. According to the Nigerian authority, Kanu faces charges “bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms,” Nigeria’s justice minister Abubakar Malami said in a statement. Nnamdi Kanu appeared in court and his case was adjourned until July 26 and 27. A spokesman at the British High Commission in Nigeria’s capital Abuja said “Kanu was not arrested in the UK for extradition purposes.”


In the region, many residents questioned by AFP predicted that Kanu’s detention would not douse the agitation.

“I can assure you that MNK’s (Kanu’s) arrest will not stop the struggle of Biafra,” said Elder Kelechi Egmenogu.

Kenneth Okwudiri, a resident of Owerri, the capital of Imo state, said “God will continue to support our course to having our country.”

“Personally I’m still with Kanu no matter the situation”.

Another resident, Ogochukwu Emenogu, said that Kanu was being persecuted.

“What crime has Kanu committed that Sunday Igboho in the west did not commit?” she asked, referring to an activist demanding independence for the ethnic Yoruba people in southwest Nigeria.


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