The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have threatened President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that they will resume their nationwide protests. According to a statement issued by its media and publicity head, Emma Powerful, the group said it had endured enough waiting for the federal government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who was arrested in 2015. This Day reports that the separatists would reignite the wave of protests in the south-east and parts of south-south zones.
The statement reads in part: “We have endured, we will start the protest that will bring the government to its knees.”
The group added also, that the protest was earlier called off so as “not out of cowardice and fear but to show maturity and professionalism in what we are doing and to allow federal government to release our leader, Kanu unconditionally.”
Powerful noted that it gave the federal government the opportunity to take a decision and “release the man who did not commit any crime” with its recent break from protests, but they remained adamant.
“We know they will kill us as they used to do before now but in the end we will be free.” He called on, “Biafrans to be ready for what is to come,” the statement read further.
The IPOB media and publicity head expressed their excitement with the pro-Biafra protests going on around the world which is still in progress, adding that “we in Biafraland will not stop until our leader is released unconditionally.” He also said those who advised President Buhari against the freedom for the IPOB leader are waiting to laugh over his downfall. Only yesterday, the ex-governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, said that most of the injustices and marginalization alleged to have been meted on Ndigbo in Nigeria were self-inflicted.
Obi made the disclosure in Awka, the Anambra state Capital during the grand reunion of Osisiona Foundation founded by Dr Chike Obidigbo, former All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), gubernatorial aspirant in the state.
He (Obi) said that Igbos chose to be spectators than getting into the mainstream of seat of power, where the national cake is being shared, declaring that if one was not where the cake is being shared nobody will remember you.
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