Kanu was arrested on Sunday and taken to court two days ago to the surprise of many and as a result of this, there have been several reactions from Nigerians across the country.
Primate Ayodele in a statement released by his media office made it known that the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu is not worth celebrating and that the government should thread with caution by paying attention to the legal implication.
He explained that celebrating his arrest will have a negative impact on the government because it adds no value to the security agencies in Nigeria.
He stated that the government did the right thing by arresting someone who has been tagged as a terrorist by the government but it is not a big deal that is worth celebrating, making it known that IPOB members will only be hardened and given unnecessary relevance.
‘’Nnamdi Kanu matter is secondary though it will generate heat and protest from members of IPOB in eastern states, government should handle it with caution because it will also attract international community.’’
“He has been tagged as a terrorist which was what led to his arrest, every person that has been called a terrorist should face the consequences too no matter their position.
“However, the government should look at the legal implication of this. In fact, with the way government is celebrating his arrest, it will have a negative impact on President Buhari’s administration. They need to thread with caution and pay attention to the legal implication so that it will not be used against Buhari administration.
“Arresting Nnamdi Kanu is not a pass mark for the government, making noise about this will only give him unnecessary relevance. IPOB will begin to give the government conditions that are unnecessary, his arrest is not worth celebrating at all but they should look at the legal implications.
“Nnamdi Kanu is not an issue to Nigeria, the government did not just seek divine interventions because taking his matter seriously is like wasting our time, they should just do what is right instead of turning this to jamboree.
“The government has done the right thing but it doesn’t add any plus to our security agencies, it’s a simple thing to arrest him. Our security agencies couldn’t even arrest Shekau until he was killed by a terrorist group, so why should we celebrate arrest of Nnamdi Kanu? It’s just trick.
“His arrest has no meaning, it makes no point and will only cause crisis if the government doesn’t thread with caution and give cognizance to the legal implication. It will lead to protest and hooliganism which are unnecessary. Government officials will also be attacked, this arrest is just giving more powers to IPOB members.’’
Also, Primate Ayodele reinstated his prophetic statement about the actualization of Biafra, explaining that it will happen at God’s time.