Some prominent leaders in Benue and Rivers state have strongly rejected the plan by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to extend his proposed Biafra Republic to their states.
He said: “I think the man has some mental problems. What is the connection between the Tivs, the Idoma, and the Igbo? I think the man needs to see a psychiatric doctor because something is wrong with him. “He is not well because nothing connects the Tivs, the Idoma to the Igbo. How can he say he wants Benue State to be part of Biafra? He should stay where he is and carry on with his madness. We are not ready to be part and parcel of his madness”
He said The reaction of the leaders followed a claim by the IPOB leader that while he was in detention, an agent of the federal government had offered him to secede with the five Igbo states but that he rejected the offer because it did not constitute the complete territory of Biafra.
But his claim has infuriated some prominent leaders in Benue and Rivers states who questioned the mental state of Nnamdi Kanu.
The Punch reports.