As the trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Proscribed Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) resumed on Monday 26th July 2021, members of Igbo Community Association (ICA) Bauchi have clamoured for fairness and caution in handling the case.
The ICA pushed for this in an exclusive interaction with our correspondent on Monday.
Chidi Chukwunta, President General of the association maintained that he expects that law and due process be followed during and after the trial as well as ensuring fairness and justice all through.
He insisted that this fairness should transcend the courtroom and be extended to all tribes in Nigeria especially Igbos as the means of bringing a lasting solution to the agitations pushed by Kanu.
“What we expect at this moment is let there be equity, fairness and justice in all affairs of Nigeria as it concerns the whole tribe or the three major tribes.
“Anything that is good is good, it is something that happened before you see smoke, if things are moving as supposed, this problem will not be popping up now”.
“This kind of demand is not in our country before, it is since they began to maltreat, sideline and marginalise us that this started,” he added.
On his part, the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Association, Emmanuel Nnadozie alleged that the ultimate plan of Nigeria government is to jail Nnamdi Kanu.
He however believed that the International community are watching and will not support any form of injustice that might be meted upon Kanu and the Igbos at large.
He said, “I know that the international community have their eyes on that trial and I am perceiving that with their interest it will be hard in jail or treat him unjustly.
“Even here in Nigeria, we have many people that would not like him to be jailed because he is clamouring all this while for the betterment of the entire Igbos, but the problem that we as Igbos are having is that we don’t love ourselves and we don’t have one voice” he added.
The PRO said jailing Kanu without justice will further aggravate the agitation for Biafra especially among his supporters.
Recall that mixed reactions have trailed the re-arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on June 28, 2021.