Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has given the Nigerian Government fresh condition upon which he would agree to sit at a round table to discuss the issue of the Biafran struggle.
In a statement by IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, Kanu said that he was ready for dialogue if the Nigerian Government was willing to talk honestly and consider a referendum on self-determination for the Biafran people that will take place in a neutral space and organized by the United Nations.
According to the statement, Kanu said:
“But even now, if a Nigerian government was willing to talk honestly and openly about our demands and to consider a referendum on self-determination for the Biafran people, in a neutral space provided by the United Nations, I would be there at the table.
“Look around Africa today. There are some countries with a functioning democracy, where the rule of law is respected and free and fair elections allowed. But not Nigeria, our struggle for self-determination is the struggle of Africa’s post-colonisation from Algeria to the Cape. If we can achieve this, perhaps we can lead other African countries to bring democracy and respect for law and human rights into the lives of African peoples”.
The IPOB leader said his demand for a neutral place for any dialogue was predicated on the invasion of his home in Umuahia in 2017 by the military who he said came to kill and not to arrest him, saying with such, his safety was not guaranteed anywhere in Nigeria.
“The men (soldiers) who came to my family home in September 2017 came to kill me. I do not doubt this. If they wanted to arrest me or question me, they would have sent the police or agents of the DSS. Why send soldiers trained to kill, if not to kill? I had wanted my day in court in 2017, but the military response tells me that the rule of law in Nigeria has collapsed”.
Decrying the invasion further, Kanu said, “The attack took its toll on my parents. My mother suffered heart complications as a result of the trauma and stress of the Nigerian army’s invasion of my house. She became very ill and died earlier this year. It would not be an overstatement to say that the primary cause of my mother’s death was Operation Python Dance 2.
“I have lost a mother. My father, a strong man, a chief among Biafrans, has lost his life’s companion. Sadly, we have watched his health decline since the attack on our home and my mother’s death.
I mourn my mother. I mourn my entire IPOB family member who had given their lives to protect mine”.
Kanu said it beats his imagination that even though the fourth most deadly Islamic Terrorist organization in the world, the Fulani Herdsmen, according to recent Global Index on Terror, operate in Nigeria, yet the Federal Government left them untouched and went ahead to proscribe IPOB.
Police, IPOB, MASSOB In Bloody Clash In Imo State
More than 20 operatives from Imo State Police Command on Friday clashed with members of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) at Orji in Owerri North Council Area of the state.
The incident, which took place in the morning hours at Orji between the Orji fly over and Ama wire, according to eyewitness, led to exchange of gunfire that led to some members of the two organisations sustaining serious injuries.
It was gathered the IPOB members were waiting at Orji/Okigwe road Owerri Imo State to receive the corpse of a member Onyekachukwu Uzoma from Mbaise, who died at Enugu, when they clashed with the operatives.
The witness said that passersby scampered for safety when gunshots were fired.
The situation forced security operatives to block the road, preventing human and vehicular moments in the area, The Nation reports.
Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful, confirmed the incident to the Nation.
He alleged the police shot at the members “when Imo IPOB family were waiting at Orji to receive the dead body of our member been conveyed from Enugu to Mbaise when they were shot by the police operatives with many of them sustaining injuries.
“The Nigeria and army and SARS started shooting suproadically at our IPOB members. Nigeria Army and Police have started once again pushing us to the wall.
“IPOB is not happy how Nigeria government are killing Biafrans and other Christians in Nigeria.
“We are warning Nigeria government and her security operatives to stop attacking IPOB because they will regret their actions soon.”
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, denied gun shots were fired.
He claimed the police were only trying to restore normalcy in the area.
According to him: “MASSOB members mounted road block and then Police was trying to restore normalcy.”
“They also attacked a team of policemen attached to Orji Division along Owerri/Okigwe Road by the Orji Flyover.
“The hoodlums while trying to dispossess the policemen of their service rifles also inflicted machete wounds on the policemen.
”However, the attack was successfully repelled with arrests made, while some others ran away with various degree of injuries.”
Nnamdi Kanu Finally Releases ‘Proof’ That ‘Shows’ Biafra Will Gain Independence In 2020
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reiterated that Biafra will gain independence in 2020 and he has finally released a proof to backup his claims.
The IPOB leader made this submission on Monday while reacting to the death of President Buhari’s associate, Ismaila Isa-Funtua.
Kanu sharing a photo of the late Isa-Funtua said all those that are against Biafra are slowly going down, and according to him it proves that Biafra will come in 2020.
“Another architect of Operation Python Dance is gone. Three down, two more to go.
All those that swore they would never live to see Biafra are all slowly leaving the stage. This proves that Biafra is imminent and 2020 is our year.”
VIDEO: “I’m A Very Powerful Man, I Can Decide Who Lives Or Dies” — Nnamdi Kanu Declares
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared himself a very powerful man.
Kanu in his recent broadcast on Radio Biafra said as the leader of IPOB who has over two million men under his command, he can decide who lives or dies.
The UK-based Biafra agitator who is reportedly in Germany presently, also boasted that he has the power to destroy anywhere he wants to have destroyed.
Watch the video below.
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