Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem, has claimed the federal government will soon start arresting people for speaking Igbo.

Eedris stated this in reaction to the arrest of veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu.

Agu was arrested on Thursday by the Nigerian army for wearing Biafra regalia.

The Nigerian Army, in a statement, confirmed the actor was arrested for inciting members of the public and soliciting support for IPOB.

In a post on his Instagram page, Abdulkareem said Agu deserves to be honoured in the East for his brave act.

Describing the current government as a useless one, he wrote: “ No matter the kind of film Chiwetalu Agu acts he’s more wise and brave than other actors in the East and must be honored.

“People will soon be arrested for speaking Igbo in Nigeria.”