The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the president Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government Of Nigeria of the implications of retaining the group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in prison custody. IPOB also stated that they are after the withdrawal of the treason charges and full release of Kanu not for bail on the allegations levelled against him.
In a statement signed today by its spokesperson Emma Powerful, IPOB said:
“For Buhari to continue to keep Kanu in custody after a court of competent jurisdiction had granted him (Kanu) bail is enough corruption.”
“They don’t know this man called Nnamdi Kanu. They can’t intimidate Kanu by dumping him in prison. He can’t beg anybody for his freedom.”
“Instead of our leader to renounce Biafra, he would renounce Nigeria publicly, mark our words. We are not after securing bail for our leader; we are after his freedom and freedom for the people of Biafra.
“Even a child born today knows that any attempt to tamper with Nnamdi Kanu’s life will bring about catastrophic consequences.
“Should anything happen to Kanu, Somalia will be a paradise, compared to what will happen in Nigeria.
“We are not asking for anything short of his immediate and unconditional release, as ordered by an Abuja Federal High Court.”