Shettima Yerima, the leader of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF), has berated the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), over its comments about former Abia state governor, Orji Kalu.
Yerima described the proscribed group as ingrates who lack the sense to come to terms with reality. He said despite the former governor’s efforts in sustaining relative peace, IPOB members have resorted to calling him names.
While speaking to newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday, he said; “I’m surprised that IPOB spokesmen could extend their traditional ways of insults to even someone like Orji Uzor Kalu.
“A man who has frequently shuttled the North, to discuss the safety of his people, deserves more than appreciation.
“IPOB members couldn’t contain their pot of insults and decided to extensively extend it to even the ones sticking out their neck on their behalf. It simply shows how ungrateful they can be.”
Commenting on Kalu’s statement on Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts and counter-claims by IPOB, Yerima said: “I wonder the reason for such propaganda by IPOB.
“Even when they said Kanu’s father was missing, a doctor in the Federal Medical Centre confirmed he slumped and was brought to the facility for treatment. But, IPOB claimed they disappeared or the Nigerian Army arrested them.”