Governor Rochas Okorocha has called for the arrest of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Okorocha made the call while speaking on Saturday in Owerri at the New Yam Festival organised by Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers.
The governor who was expressed his displeasure at the activities of IPOB, said the proscribed group did not enjoy support of most Igbos, adding that only unreasonable people backed the group.
He went on to demand for Kanu’s arrest.
According to him, “Everyone has condemned IPOB in all ramifications and I say that whatever that young man(Kanu) is doing does not have the support of any of us. He should be picked up and treated as a single individual. No reasonable Igbo man is asking for secession. No reasonable Igbo man will support the division of this country.
“I want to remind all Nigerians that Igbos are the people that fought the last war and if there was anyone so badly affected by that war is the Igbo. After the war, the 1st group of people to run to different ethnic groups and all other tribes for purpose of economic development was the Igbos.
“The Igbos today in their thousands are in Kano, the Igbo today in their thousands are in Lagos, in Plateau and in all nooks and crannies of this country. And wherever you find them, they behave as if they are the owners of the land, even in most cases, they have Ezes in the communities where they find themselves, showing that they believe in the unity of this country.
“The Igbo business men have more real estates and more properties and assets outside Igbo land than in Igbo land. So, I want to dissociate Igbo from this very thing that Igbo want to go for secession. A man that wants to go for secession cannot build mansions in Lagos, Kano, Plateau and the rest of the States.
“I think we should single out this act of this young man from the rest of Nigerians. My worry again stands strongly on the fact that today, the issue of IPOB is being politicized. Today, most of them that never worked with the Buhari-led government is using this as an opportunity to fight the Federal Government. Call those people to order. It’s not farfetched, who these people are. Some of them are busy visiting Kanu’s house and encouraging him. Those people should do a rethink, because they are not doing this nation any good.”