IPOB threatens 1-month sit-at-home protest in South-East if…
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened a one-month sit-in in ‘Biafraland’ if its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is not taken to court by October 21.
Emma Powerful, the separatist group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, said this on Wednesday in a statement made accessible to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State.
He said that IPOB learned from a credible source that the Department of State Services would not bring Kanu to court on October 21 as a ruse to keep him imprisoned.
“The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra has been brought to the conspiracy by the Nigerian government and her DSS in Abuja not to present our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to court on 21st October 2021, the date he is supposed to appear in court to begin his case,” the statement stated.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria has developed yet another strategy not to bring him to court on that day.
“Their evil goal is to put him in jail indefinitely without trial to see if they can demoralize him and Biafrans, but they are late.
“If the Federal Government fails to bring him to court for his next court appearance on October 21, 2021, the entire Biafra land would be placed under absolute lockdown for one month.
“The federal government will realize that they can no longer take us for granted. Our calm demeanour as a people should not be misinterpreted as a sign of weakness.
“Nigeria cannot detain our leader unlawfully and expect everything to return to normal. If Kanu is not taken to court by October 21, Nigeria will know that he has the unwavering support of over 60 million Biafrans at home and abroad.
“We will not allow our Leader’s health to be jeopardized by keeping him out of the public eye. The Fulani-controlled Nigerian government must explain why it would choose to disregard court decisions while expecting civilians to stand by like conquered slaves.
“They are busy offering amnesty to terrorists and bandits who have killed their soldiers and civilians while imprisoning nonviolent protesters indefinitely.
“Their goal is to crush dissent and drive everyone into obedience, but Biafrans will not be intimidated. We’re not the same individuals.
“Their aim is to suppress freedom fighters like Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Ighoho, so that Fulani from throughout Africa may take over Nigeria. They would not be able to capture Biafra territory in the same way that they have conquered Hausa and other indigenous communities in Nigeria.”
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