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IPOB: Fani-Kayode attacks Junaid Mohammed, tells him to withdraw bloodletting comment

IPOB: Fani-Kayode attacks Junaid Mohammed, tells him to withdraw bloodletting comment

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has attacked a Second Republic House of Representatives member, Junaid Mohammed over his alleged bloodletting comment.

Mohammed was said to have in reaction to IPOB threats to attack and arrest of President Muhammadu Buhari in Japan, said that Biafra agitators would “pay with their blood” should they attempt an attack on the Nigerian President.

But responding in a series of tweets on his handle on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode asked Mohammed to withdraw the comment, saying that any “attempt to shed the blood of any southerner, for any reason, as a consequence of any plot or grand northern design will have catastrophic consequences.”

He wrote: “I have always had immense respect for Mohammed because he has been consistent in his criticisms of Buhari but let it be clearly understood that an attack on the Igbo will be regarded as an attack on the south. This is not 1966 and things are very different today.

“Any attempt to shed the blood of any southerner, for ANY reason, as a consequence of ANY plot or grand northern design will have catastrophic consequences.

“Violence and the shedding of innocent blood is not the way forward and the narrative of violence, homicide and murder has no place in a civilised society.

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“We can agree to disagree on issues and we may not even like one another but we should rule out threats of murder, mass murder, ethnic cleansing and genocide in all our discussions and debates and we should renounce and condemn them.

“You do not plan to kill those you disagree with. Only animals behave like that. I urge Junaid Mohammed to withdraw his statement and to join the rest of us in renouncing violence and bloodshed.”

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