Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has asked South-East politicians based in Abuja, the federal capital territory to pressure the Federal Government to release its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, or forget returning to the East.
Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) and is standing trial for treasonable felony in a federal high court in Abuja.
In a statement issued on Monday, IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said Igbo politicians and elders would not be spared if they return home without its leader.
The statement read: “As terrorists and insecurity are gradually but surely taking over the Nigeria seat of power Abuja, we the global movement and noble family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to remind the so-called Elders and politicians of Igbo extraction of Biafra in Abuja never to return home to Biafra land without Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,” the statement reads.
“It is crystal clear that these terrorists and jihadists after taking over the Zoo seat of power, will come down to the Western and Eastern Nigeria. The entire South is not safe anymore and there is an urgent need for the entire South to re-strategize and get the already infiltrated (sic) terrorists out of our territories without delay.
“As there is fire on the mountain and Abuja is being encircled by terrorists, we advise Biafra politicians in Abuja to never think of returning to the South-East region without coming back with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“They must do all they could to ensure that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is back here in the East with them because Abuja is no more safe again.
“We have warned our people severally to understand that Fulani people have prepared to take over Nigeria and forcefully Islamise the country, but they never listened. Now “Ugo Eberela na mgbagbu” the Eagles have perched at the point of killing in Nigeria and our people will not escape it without the assistance of IPOB and ESN Volunteers.
“The land of Biafra and our ancestors will not spare them if they return to East without Mazi Nnamdi Kanu being released unconditionally from the DSS custody.
“All Eastern politicians, businessmen and women, traditional rulers, Senators and Federal House of Representatives, Religious men and women including Governors must ensure the urgent release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as ordered by United Nations otherwise the land will not contain us and them.
“We have the records of those useful idiots that colluded with the zoo government to kidnap and extraordinarily renditioned Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria last year June. Unless Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is unconditionally released and compensated for the flagrant violation of his fundamental human rights as directed by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, those useful idiots and their generations will have no place in the land.
“But if you people fail to heed to this peaceful advice, we shall also never heed to your plea when the jungle matures. Our people and Nigeria should understand that the peace of Nigeria and especially that of East lies with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”