The warning was issued in Onitsha, Anambra state by the organisation’s regional administrator for Nnewi South Region, Tony Nwodo.
According to Daily Sun, Nwodo said the group has uncovered plans by the incoming government to arrest its leader and he warned that if such a plan is carried out, it would result in the disintegration of the country.
Nwodo said: “Uwazuruike is our spiritual and physical leader, Buhari cannot arrest him. It is like saying you will arrest the Sultan of Sokoto, who is the religious leader of the muslims.
“He should first arrest Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos State, who is now into partisan politics for vowing that Igbo living in Lagos State should perish in the lagoon if they failed to vote for APC gubernatorial candidate.
“If Uwazuruike is arrested, Nigeria will disintegrate. By virtue of Uwazuruike’s position, you can’t arrest him. Buhari should focus on how to provide dividends of democracy to Nigerians and not to look for perceived enemies to clamp down upon. We are not in the days of the military that based its actions on dictatorship,” he said.
Nwodo further stated that the group would continue to struggle for the realisation of Biafra warned that no amount of threats would intimidate the group into abandoning its struggle.
“We are a non-violent group fighting for a sovereign state of Biafra because Nigerian government has continued to marginalise Igbo nation.
“We will not relent in the struggle and nobody can threaten us, no matter how highly placed,” he added.