BreakingNews 2/7/17: Biafra: PFN tackles Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB

[ Masterweb Reports: Tony Adibe reports ] - The Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Enugu State chapter, Rev Dr. Godwin Madu, has faulted the radical approach adopted by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in agitating over perceived marginalization of the South-east zone, saying such approach was not in the best interest of the Igbo or Nigeria as a country.

 

Dr Madu, who spoke yesterday in an interview with Daily Trust on Sunday shortly after a special prayer meeting for peace in the country, organized by the Enugu PFN, cautioned the IPOB leader and his group, as well as other pro-Biafra bodies to dialogue rather than engage in activities that could heat up the polity.

 

Madu said: "Nigeria is good as a country. Anywhere we feel aggrieved, the matter could be addressed amicably instead of heating up the polity and creating unnecessary tension in the entire country."

 

The PFN chairman also appealed to Arewa youths to sheath their swords, saying violence will not profit anyone.

 

He said, "Nigeria has no particular landlord, hence no tribe is empowered by the Constitution to issue quit notice to any other ethnic group".

 

But a member of the state PFN, Apostle Nelson E. Israel called on the Igbo in the north not to take the threat by the Arewa youths as an empty one, saying "out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks."

 

Apostle Israel, who claimed that he has three blood relations resident in Nasarawa, Kaduna and Abuja, advised the Igbo to leave the north before the end of August 2017, insisting that they should not wait for September to end in order "to avoid rush."

 

Earlier during the prayer session, 36 persons representing the 36 states of the federation were called to the podium, to offer fervent prayers for God to cause peace to reign in the country.

 

*Photo Caption - Nnamdi Kanu

 
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