For months, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has been in custody. This was after he was rearrested by the federal government in Kenya and brought back to Nigeria to face the charges against him.
As the IPOB leader awaits his fate in court, the secessionist group has not failed to seek for ways to ensure Kanu comes out free.
Over the past few months, IPOB has tried different strategies including sit-at-home orders in a bid to fight for Kanu’s release.
As Kanu remains in custody, IPOB has once again made a strong allegation against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
On Friday IPOB in a new statement alleged that the President Buhari-led government is plotting to k!ll Kanu.
Reports have it that the group made the allegations in a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.
According to IPOB, by the time the present government allegedly k!lls the IPOB leader, it will proceed to declare a state of emergency in all fives states that make up the South-East region.
“We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great liberator and prophet Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu, wish to alert Biafrans and the entire humanity about the plans by the w!cked and oppressive Fulani-controlled federal government of Nigeria to eliminate our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu; and declare the State of Emergency in the entire South-East and South-South regions of Nigeria This plan is real and must be taken very serious by everybody,” IPOB’s statement reads.
IPOB also noted that the government is allegedly planning to k!ll their leader because it is not comfortable with the international attention that Kanu’s rendition has received.
According to IPOB, the present administration is also doing this because of the fate that awaits her at the International Crim!nal Court (ICC).
The statement adds, “Nigeria is further aggrieved by the humiliating defeat it suffered at the just-concluded November 6 Anambra State governorship election, which the federal government believes was made possible by our wisdom to cancel our earlier declared one-week sit-at-home order. Our action was considered the masterstroke that shattered their plans to manipulate the outcome of the poll in the eventuality that people did not come out to vote”.
“Irked by the heroic role of our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in raising the consciousness of not only Biafrans but other Indigenous nationalities about the fr*ud called NIGERIA, the Fulani cabal who are the beneficiaries of this fr*ud are bent on eliminating him at all cost. They want to reward him with d£ath and d*mn the consequences. They want to k!ll him in DSS custody.”
The group further used the opportunity to call on the UN, the EU and the global community to take note of this physical and psychological t0rture being meted to Kanu by the Department of State Security (DSS) and hold NIGERIA responsible should anything happen to their leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
It adds, “This matter is so serious that we want all Biafrans to be vigilant. NIGERIA should know that nothing should happen to our leader!”
“We, therefore, urg£ Biafran women to be prepared for the battle ahead. Militarisation of Biafraland must cease and we demand a date for a plebiscite for the Biafran people to decide their destiny”.
“While Fulani bandits, Boko Haram and ISWAP terr0rists have taken over the control of a number territories in the North, yet there is a fewer military presence there when compared with the anomaly of military checkpoints after every pole in Biafraland which unleash pain and agony upon our people. Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu must be released unconditionally.”
“Politicians, elders and religious leaders in our region who were pleading with IPOB to calm down should know that if anything happens to our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, things won’t remain the same again for everybody! If truly they are committed to peace they should impress upon the Nigerian government that the only solution to Nigeria’s problem is the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu now to avoid the unimaginable!”, the statement concludes.