The Nri community in Anambra State, believed to be the ancestral home of the Igbo, has threatened to jail the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, for allegedly invading the area and desecrating sacred places.
The community said it had concluded arrangements to drag the pro-Biafran agitator to court in that respect. The traditional of Nri, Igwe Eze Obidiegwu Onyeso, said this on Thursday while chatting with newsmen in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
Speaking through his personal assistant, Chief Ifeanyi Onyeso, the monarch said Kanu and his IPOB’s ‘army of occupation’ invaded his community on July 18 with impunity, without recourse to obeisance to the palace.
The monarch said, “My people are highly angry about this misconduct of these intruders. Nri as an ancient kingdom and the cradle of Igbo people and her culture and tradition is highly revered among the Igbo.
He added, “On July 18, 2017, a day before Kanu came to Nri, 12 youths came to the palace of Eze Nri requesting an appointment with the traditional ruler for Kanu.
“They were received and told to go and come back with a written letter so that they will get an official reply from the palace since the delegation looked unusual, in that there was no titled person among them.
“The people of Nri and their traditional ruler are not against Nnamdi Kanu and his agitation, but what we cannot take is for Kanu to come and mess up the Nri culture and tradition under whatever motive.
“The community will drag him to court and make sure we jail him to serve as a deterrent to others,” Onyeso stated