Can Nnamdi Kanu Be Like Jinnah? —Malam MB

NEWS DIGEST – When Baba-i-Qaum Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan and the first leader of independent Pakistan felt that he should liberate his people from the foreseeable marginalization in British India — he ventured into politics and was eventually elected to the Indian National Congress.

Despite Jinnah’s penchant for independent Pakistan — he advocated Hindu-Muslim Unity — that made millions of British Indian people to see him as hero.

As time went on, the legendary Muhammad Jinnah actualized an independent Pakistan on August 14th, 1947.

On the other side of the coin, the Nigeria’s leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Okwu Kanu has been very violent in his struggle for Independence. In 2015, the year Kanu became famous in Nigeria, he was invited to speak at the World Igbo Congress which was held in the County of Los Angeles, Southern California, State of California, United States of America where he told his audience “we need guns and we need bullets.”

In 2020, Kanu announced the formation of the Eastern Security Network (ESN)— giving all the Southeastern-Nigerian Governors 14-day ultimatum to ban open grazing or else he would deploy the ESN officers to enforce the ban if the authorities would choose not to go in line with his orders. Who is Nnamdi Kanu please?

Despite Kanu’s nagging threats to Nigeria’s fragile peace— he was on Monday, April 5th, 2021 able to hail some hooligans who broke into Correctional Centre in Owerri, Imo state and freed over 2,000 inmates and razed the Imo Police Headquarters to the ground by saying “If Miyetti Allah terror herdsmen and other murderous Fulani groups including Boko Haram insurgents, can be arrested, freed and rehabilitated by this neo-colonial Fulanised President, then no single soul deserves to be in any prison in Nigeria.”

Of course every patriotic Nigerian condems the groundless policy of rehabilitating Boko Haram by the Buhari administration and negotiating with the heartless bandits.

If Muhammad Jinnah of Pakistan was like Nnamdi Kanu he wouldn’t have liberated his people. Whether we like it or not— Kanu doesn’t love his people because a leader who loves his people doesn’t endanger their lives the way Kanu does to the ESN officers and members of the IPOB.

Nnamdi Kanu’s hooliganism must be stopped right now! I hereby appeal to Nigerian government to extradite Kanu from the UK and deal with him accordingly.

Nigeria’s peace is non-negotiable! I would again like to throw this pivotal question, can Nnamdi Kanu be like Jinnah?

Malam MB writes from Bauchi, Nigeria and can be reached via: [email protected]