Abia State Police Command Police has vowed to take a decisive action against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu if he returns to Nigeria for the burial of his mother.
This follows the news that has gone viral in recent time that Kanu would return home for his mother’s burial.
The Abia State Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon, sounded it loud and clear that police in the state will not spare Kanu if he sets foot in Abia.
Okon said this is because the IPOB leader was declared wanted.
The Police Commissioner, in an interview with the Sun, equally warned that police will not hesitate to arrest any IPOB member who may want to identify himself as belonging to the pro Biafra group during the burial.
IPOB had said that their leader, Kanu will be coming home for his mother’s burial.
He said, “Well, if members of IPOB are speculating that, the police do not know that one. What I know is that Nnmadi Kanu jumped bail and escaped and is wanted and remains a wanted man.
“Until that time, but I couldn’t tell you about police action on anything that is speculation, until he comes.
“If he comes back and submits himself to the police, police will know what to do at that time. Like I said earlier, we do not deal on speculation, but if actually he will come back, then we will know what to do.
“If he submits himself, we have to take him before the court, but where if he fails to submit himself to the police if he comes back, he is a wanted man; he is a wanted man and the law on somebody that is wanted is clear.
“Even you as a private person or civilian can arrest a wanted man and hand him over to the police. Then what will police do? If someone is wanted and police sees that person, definitely he will be arrested by the police and handed over to the court.
“Did he jump bail or not? He had a case in court, he was granted bail, and he jumped bail. So, when somebody jumps bail, what do you call that one?
“If he claims he did not do anything, he that will be an illusion, living in the inclination of the grandeur. The fact remains that he jumped bail and escaped; and he is wanted, he is wanted. So, that is the position.
“The court will decide and not the police. But the fact remains that once any person is declared wanted, wherever the police see him in any corner of Nigeria, the person will be arrested.
“That has to do with international law and a lot of things are involved that require going through Interpol.
“Some people believe Nigeria police is acting as local lords in this matter. Why has it not initiated that move for Interpol to get the IPOB leader arrested?
“That’s a question I cannot answer, there is international dimension to it. The Federal Government has to come in here.
“You know Nigeria is a member of Interpol, a member of international organizations that have treaties; it has to go through these treaties, conventions and all that.
“You can’t just jump over some of these things and you say you want to arrest somebody, no, there are procedures.
“We are in a country that has treaties with other countries, we need a whole lot of laws and all that and you have to go through all those procedures, it’s not a day’s job.”
Biafra: We’ve Paid Supreme Price With Our Parents — Nnamdi Kanu’s Family
Family of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, said with the death of its patriarch, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, it had paid the supreme price for the Biafra struggle.
Afaraukwu Eze-in-council comprising the three communities in Afaraukwu in Umuahia North Local Government of Abia State had, at the weekend, formally announced the death of the traditional ruler who was believed to have died in early November.
Speaking with Daily Sun at Afaraukwu, the spokesman of the family, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, said nothing was as painful as the death of their parents, adding that it came as shock to them, but assured they were doing everything humanly possible to absorb the shock.
He said: “Nothing is as painful as what we’ve been through with regard to my parent’s death. It came to us as shock and a very big one for that matter. But we are doing everything we can humanly possible to absorb that shock.
“We fully understand that it’s what everyone has to go through directly or indirectly, but this is a very challenging and difficult time.
“However, in everything, we give God praise. He said when good happens, we should praise Him so as when evil happens. It hasn’t been easy. But we are doing all we can to make sure that what we believe in is achieved.”
Kanu said they would miss their parents in so many ways, including their parental advice, food and even their disagreements to agree on issues, which he said, were always moments of joy instead of bitterness for the family.
He said: “We are going to miss everything about them, there is the parental advice; the way they make us laugh all the time. You need to see my mother and my father disagree with each other.
“When you see them sit down and iron out their differences, of course, it makes us laugh. They agree in everything, sometimes they disagree as well.
What you may not want to say about any situation, my mother will stand bold to say it without giving a damn to whatever happens, that’s who she is. She is a fearless woman, very fearless, indeed”.
Kanu, who equally added that they would miss their parent’s support for Biafra, stressed that they were pillars to the struggle. However, he stated that wherever they may be today, their wish would be for them to see Biafra realised.
He stressed that they, their children and Biafrans alike, know the dream was alive and were doing whatever they could to achieve it without minding whatever opposition on the way.
He reiterated that his parents died as a result of the trauma of invasion of their home in 2017 by the military under the guise of “Operation Python Dance,” but was not categorical on whether the family would take any legal action against the military or Federal Government.
“I may not be in a position to say that (we can take action against government) until we all sit down together and then look at it from a different angle as well.
“But I’m making it clear that the reason my parents died was as a result of the ‘Operation Python Dance’ of 2017; they lived with the trauma until the day they passed on,” Kanu said.
Nnamdi Kanu Releases Names And Faces Of 3 IPOB Members Allegedly Abducted By Army
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has released photos of its members allegedly abducted by the men of the Nigerian Army.
The IPOB leader made the disclosure via his handle on micro-blogging site, Twitter.
According to Kanu, the three pro-Biafra activists were abducted on Sunday, December 8.
He gave their names as Kelvin Odionyenfe Nduka, Nnamdi Obi and Chinemerem Onuorah.
Kanu, however, called on the Abia State government to ensure their safety.
“The @HQNigerianArmy abducted 3 #IPOB activists (Kelvin Odionyenfe Nduka, Nnamdi Obi and Chinemerem Onuorah) on Sunday the 8th of December. @Abiastategov should ensure their safety. @AmnestyNigeria @channelstv @BorisJohnson,” he tweeted.
The @HQNigerianArmy abducted 3 #IPOB activists (Kelvin Odionyenfe Nduka, Nnamdi Obi and Chinemerem Onuorah)on Sunday the 8th of December. @Abiastategov should ensure their safety. @AmnestyNigeria @channelstv @BorisJohnson pic.twitter.com/oFxA9g513U
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) December 9, 2019
“Sowore Should Fight For Oduduwa, Nigeria Is Useless” — Nnamdi Kanu
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has urged the convener of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, to fight for the freedom of Oduduwa republic rather than fighting for ‘one Nigeria’ as “Nigeria is useless.”
Kanu said this during a live broadcast on Radio Biafra, yesterday Sunday, December 8.
During the broadcast, Kanu who described Sowore as the “new face of Yoruba liberation”, stressed that anytime the activist steps out of prison, he would be the next face of Yoruba land.
The IPOB leader expressed optimism that Sowore will come out of DSS custody and that he would lead his people to freedom.
Kanu further stressed that the reign of National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the leader of the Yoruba nation is over because Sowore is the new face of Yorubaland.
His words: “Let me tell Tinubu this, your reign as the leader of the Yoruba people is finished, Sowore is the new face of Yoruba liberation.
“Sowore is the new Yoruba leader. Any day Sowore steps out of prison, he would be the next face of Yoruba land.
“Sowore will come out and he would lead his people to freedom. Sowore should go and fight for Oduduwa, Nigeria is useless.”