A consortium of 75 Northern Nigeria groups have come out with a bounty of N100m on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to be paid anyone who can produce him.
According to the groups which came out under the aegis of Northern Consensus Movement (NCM), they want Kanu to stand trial for crimes of treason.
The umbrella group also want Kanu to stand trial for allegedly inciting the Eastern Security Network to perpetrate violence against Northerners living in the South East.
Dr. Awwal Abdullahi Aliyu, the head of the NCM further called on the USA, the United Kingdom and the European Union to expedite the return of the exiled leader of the IPOB.
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. We want him to answer for the killing 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, a 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.”
“This is so he can face his treason, and possibly fresh terrorism and genocide charges against innocent citizens of Nigeria.”