Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, a former chief security officer to the late head of state, General Sani Abacha, has said some persons backing Nnamdi Kanu are creating tension in the country.
Al-Mustapha who made the statement in an interview with Vanguard, published on Sunday, July 23, described calls for the separation of Nigeria as unacceptable.
He said some persons were backing the agitation by pro-Biafra groups to promote themselves.
The retired army officer said though the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Kanu, may not have intended to create tension in the country, but that those behind him were investing in the tension to divide Nigeria as a nation.
Voice of Ndigbo learnt that Al-Mustapha advocated for a democratic setting that supports the younger and future generations and equality for all Nigerians.
He said: “Greed for power, money and affluence does not make us great. However, dedication and service to the people should be our driving force. I am calling for a platform where all Nigerians would be treated equally in a democratic setting that supports the younger and future generations.
The former security chief faulted the Arewa youths for issuing a quit notice to Igbos in the northern region.
“If Arewa youths had addressed IPOB as a group or their leader Nnamdi Kanu as an individual, it would have been a fair- deal, but asking millions of Igbo that reside in the North to quit is not acceptable by law and the provisions of our Constitution,” he said.
Meanwhile, some prominent leaders in Benue and Rivers state have strongly rejected the plan by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to extend his proposed Biafra Republic to their states.
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.