IPOB: 'Malami Is Playing An Ethnic Game' - Ohaneze Slams AGF Over Kanu Allegations

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Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo has slammed Nigeria's Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami over his allegation that the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is responsible for the widespread killings and destruction in some parts of the country.

This was contained in a statement issued by the group's National Publicity Secretary, Chief Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia on Sunday.

Recall that the AGF, during a press briefing on Friday, accused Kanu of hijacking the #EndSARS protests last year to instigate and incite his members to launch a series of attacks on security agents and government institutions. Malami also alleged that Kanu was not only responsible for the attack and subsequent looting of the palace of the Oba of Lagos, but members of IPOB were also behind the destruction of over 150 buses at the Lagos Bus Terminal in October 2020.

In its response, Ohaneze berated Malami over his comments, adding that the AGF was merely attempting to play the ethnic card to cause a clash between Yorubas and Igbos in the country.

"Malami should know that the Yoruba do not spill the Igbo blood and vice versa. The likes of Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi, who chose the supreme prize instead of betraying an Igbo in the person of General Johnson Ummunakwe Aguiyi Ironsi, have been replicated across the board in millions.

Perhaps Malami does not know the historic role played by the current Oba of Lagos, as a police officer for the return from exile of Dim Chukuwemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the Ikemba Nnewi in 1982.

As such we find the AGF's game-plans to be crude and anachronisticc indeed," the group said.

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