You’re A Diehard Enemy of the South – MASSOB Slams Yerima Shettima Over Comment on Nnamdi Kanu

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The National President of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, Yerima Shettima has been slammed over his recent comments on the continuous incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.


Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB lashed out at him, accusing him of being an enemy of the Southeast. 


Shettima had in an interview granted recently, ruled out a political solution to Kanu’s case, stating that the court and not the Nigerian Government should be allowed to decide the fate of the secessionist.


Shettima also faulted the Biafra agitation, which, according to him, had been taken over by criminal elements.


Reacting, MASSOB, in a statement issued on Thursday by its leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, described Shettima as a “parasite in the political, economic and social life of the Nigerian state”.


The group accused Shettima of being a “diehard enemy of the southern region’s interest in Nigeria”.


The statement reads, “Yerima Shettima’s assertion against Ndigbo and Biafra, in general, is an expression of frustration and irrelevance on the people of Arewa and Fulanis whose grip of political powers in Nigeria has been fractured by their religious brother who is implementing an agenda different from theirs.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu can never be cowed by the Arewa mentality of promoting the Fulani expansion in Nigeria.

“We are Biafrans, we don’t believe in the Nigerian state. Still, we shall never allow our pathological haters to frustrate or kill our existence in Nigeria. The release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is long overdue.”


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