Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has spoken from prison
– The Radio Biafra director said the quest for Biafra is not his decision but God’s own calling
– He says the movement to actualize Biafra is a flame that cannot be put out
Embattled Radion Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu has spoke from his prison custody on Monday,July 25, claiming that it was not his choice to stir the agitation for Biafra, but a call made by God.
The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) insisted that his decision to restore the nation of Biafra was not his personal choice but a mandate from the Most High God (Chiukwu-okike-abiama) which was assigned to him from time immemorial.
Kanu maintained that the restoration of the nation of Biafra is a priority and a project that must be achieved under the watchful eyes of the IPOB led by himself, an arduous task that must be accomplished in order to lead his people out of the contraption called Nigeria, without fear of death.
The Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful who disclosed this yesterday in a press statement, quoted Kanu as telling some sympathizers who visited him in prison custody that he had even dedicated his life to restore Biafra, just as our Lord Jesus Christ dedicated His own life for the salvation of mankind.
According to Kanu:-
“The reason my mother gave birth to me was to restore and save Biafrans. I also promise that the Biafran race will be a cleaned up nation and all the people of Biafra will come back home, if they are living outside the country of the new nation. Our people will no longer wander on the road again”.
He queried: “How can I encourage the people of Biafra to work towards the upbringing of Nigeria, when we don’t hear the same language, don’t eat the same food and don’t have the same culture.
In fact, if we come to their land to practice our culture and religion, we will be beheaded. Their women wear hijab, and Biafran women don’t, and on the point that our women don’t wear hijab and we don’t practice the same religion, they will see us as infidels and then, we will be beheaded.
We are 100 per cent Christian. These people are Muslims who see killing as a culture.
“In Biafra where we originated from,, it will be hard for our people to kill a human being, because in my language a human being is called MMANDU, which means in English language the beauty of life. Now, you can see it will never work, the only solution is Biafra.”
The Vanguard reports that Mazi Kanu further stated that “there is no regret in his dictionary,” adding that “he is ready to spend a thousand years in a prison”.
“And also we are not trying to secede from Nigeria. We are older than Nigeria. You can only talk about seceding if Biafrans are they ones that colonized Nigeria.
But we are older than that contraption. So we can’t secede rather we just want to go back the way we were before the British came. It is Biafra or nothing, Nigerians knows that.”
Meanwhile, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari hates Igbos and that he knew about this hatred a long time ago.
The president has been criticised for what many described as lopsided appointment that has largely favoured the north.
In an interview with Vanguard, the former governor of Anambra revealed what was discussed at the Igbo peace summit in Owerri, Imo state.
“We discussed the problem that the South East is facing in today’s Nigeria. The problem of hatred from Mr president.
“At the beginning, not everybody saw it. I saw it early enough and thinking it was a mistake and not a deliberate action, I started shouting.
We have not been taken here, we have not been taken there, you have appointed 10 persons nobody from Southeast; you have appointed 20 people nobody is from Southeast, you have appointed 25, 30, 40 going further we have nobody, no soul from the Southeast.
“So, I started knowing that it is beyond a mistake. I was thinking it was a mistake and since I believe that the person who is President must have conscience, I was raising his consciousness to the mistake so that he can correct it even the ones I tell you to write, you will find that everything I was saying is true.
Instead of being taken seriously for amendment to be made, I was called enemy of the North and enemy of Buhari. So, these days, I am not talking too much again, I am talking about Nigeria.”
In the same vein, the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), has demanded the immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, saying it was long over due.
Daily Post reports that President of the OYC, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, who made the demand for his release, in a statement he issued in Enugu on Monday, said such step would help in calming frayed nerves across the South-East and the South-South region.
He declared that:-
“The continuous detention of Nnamdi Kanu is in no small measure contributing to the volatile security situation in the Southern Nigeria.
“On so many occasions, several agitating groups have given his detention as one of the many reasons behind their activities.
“In the light of the above, we urge the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to give peace a chance by enabling at atmosphere of dialogue.
“Both the international conventions and the Nigerian Constitution allow for self determination. However, we insist that such much be done with due regard to the laws of the land.”
“We, therefore, urge the present government to unconditionally free Kanu from detention.
“The government should take our assurances that we shall make efforts that no one take up arms against the government. We say this because the IPOB, to which Kanu is a member, has remained non-violent and peaceful,” Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro warned.