All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain Bankole-Hameed has insisted that the Federal Government is actually not as hard on Nnamdi Kanu as it should be.
Shehu Bankole-Hameed Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Shehu Bankole-Hameed, in an interview with Vanguard slammed the agitation for Biafra.
Speaking on Biafra, Bankole-Hameed said: “My first reaction is that the activists who truncated the First Republic were men of questionable character in the fine profession of the military. That was when a few soldiers mostly of the then Eastern Region massacred prominent political and economic leaders of Northern Nigeria and Western Nigeria only.”
“This singular dastardly act resulted in deep division and distrust among the three major actors in the Nigeria political space; Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo, who had the responsibility to get the project going.”
The death of Hausa and Yoruba leaders in the hands of the Igbo officers created big economic and political gaps in these regions. What followed was what we are still witnessing today.
When asked about his reaction to the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, he said: “I think this is truly an interesting development. Here is someone who knows that what he did embark on was nothing short of terrorism. What does he expect of the authorities? Body massage, hotel accommodation or what? He is lucky Nigeria is not interested in capital punishment, otherwise he may be so charged. I think the government is even soft on him,” he added.