Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has berated the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari over plan to shut down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu over alleged congestion of shops.
It will be recalled that the Federal Government announced plans to shut down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport due to security reasons.
Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, who made the announcement on Friday, gave the following reasons, that the closure includes bad runway, proximity to a market and the wrong location of the state radio mast.
Apparently displeased with the development, Nnamdi Kanu took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, where he wondered why the government did not consider shutting down “airports in the far North, especially Maiduguri, Yola” over the ongoing insurgency in the region.
Kanu wrote: The present and imminent danger posed to civil aviation by Boko Haram & Fulani terror never led to a consideration of shutting down any of the airports in the far North, especially Maiduguri, Yola, etc. But a nearby market is enough to shut down Enugu airport. #IPOB is alert.”
Meanwhile Nnamdi Kanu is not in the country as he escaped during operation python dance in his home town. He has not been declared wanted even as he did not present himself in the court for any trials anymore. His group has been proscribed by the federal government and tagged as terrorist group.