Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to a threat issued to IPOB by a second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed,.
Junaid Mohammed had threatened IPOB that they will pay with their blood if they venture to make do their threat f attacking President Buhari.
“IPOB will pay with their blood if they attempt an attack on Buhari,” he said.
This was in reaction to a call attributed to IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who urged members of the group to disgrace President Buhari when he arrives Japan for the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).
Reacting to Junaid Mohammed’s threat, Femi Fani-Kayode stated that it shows that Nigeria is on the “brink of a terrible conflagration which could be ignited by just one tiny spark.”
He said: “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.
“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.”
He added: “I urge Junaid Mohammed to withdraw his statement and to join the rest of us in renouncing violence and bloodshed.”