An assembly of 75 Northern groups under the auspices of the Northern Consensus Movement, has disclosed that it will pay a reward of N100 million to persons who can produce the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, for the continuation of his prosecution for alleged treason, Vanguard reports.
The groups revealed this at a press briefing in Abuja, on Thursday evening, adding that Kanu and the IPOB’s security outfit known as the Eastern Security Network (ESN) are behind recent numerous attacks on Northern communities in the Southeast.
Dr. Awwal Abdullahi Aliyu, spoke on behalf of the Coalition, and urged the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and the European Union to assist in the IPOB helmsman’s repatriation to Nigeria so as to face the charges against him.
Aliyu 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 southeast via his hate speech.
“We want him to answer for the killing and destruction of Northerners residing and undertaking lawful businesses in the southeastern part of Nigeria.
“So, we are placing a bounty of N100 million 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.
“This is so he can face his treason, and possibly fresh terrorism and genocide charges against innocent citizens of Nigeria.”