President Muhammadu Buhari has said that one of the sponsors of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) — both agitating for Biafra and Yoruba Nation to be caved out of Nigeria — is a member of the National Assembly.
The president, who said this in his speech to mark Nigeria’s Independence anniversary Friday, said: “The recent arrests of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo, and the ongoing investigations being conducted have revealed certain high-profile financiers behind these individuals. We are vigorously pursuing these financiers including one identified as a serving member of the National Assembly.
“This is a clear example of how people abandon their national leadership positions for their selfish gains. Instead of preaching unity, they are funding and misleading our youth to conduct criminal acts that sometimes lead to unfortunate and unnecessary loss of lives and property.
“As the so-called leaders run abroad to hide, our innocent youths are misled and left in the streets to fight for their senseless and destructive causes.”