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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that some financiers of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho have been identified.
In his speech on Friday to commemorate the 2021 Independence Day, the President disclosed that a serving member of the National Assembly had been identified as one of the sponsors of secession in the country.
According to him, his government was vigorously pursuing the financiers, saying the alleged sponsors have abandoned their leadership responsibilities for what he termed as selfish gain.
The President said, ‘The recent arrests of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo, and the ongoing investigations being conducted have revealed certain high-profile financiers behind these individuals.
‘We are vigorously pursuing these financiers, including one identified as a serving member of the National Assembly. This is a clear example of how people abandon their national leadership positions for their selfish gains.
‘Instead of preaching unity, they are funding and misleading our youth to conduct criminal acts that sometimes lead to unfortunate and unnecessary loss of lives and property.’
President reiterated that the resolve for a peaceful, united, and one Nigeria remains resolute and unwavering warning that his ‘government was ready to arrest and prosecute all persons inciting violence through words or action.’
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK