Monday,July 25, claiming that it was not his
choice to stir the agitation for Biafra, but a call
made by God.
Nnamdi Kanu in court, the IPOB leader has
continued to claim that God is behind the
The detained leader of the Indigenous People of
Biafra (IPOB) insisted that his decision to
restore the nation of Biafra was not his
personal choice but a mandate from the Most
High God (Chiukwu-okike-abiama) which was
assigned to him from time immemorial.
Kanu maintained that the restoration of the
nation of Biafra is a priority and a project that
must be achieved under the watchful eyes of
the IPOB led by himself, an arduous task that
must be accomplished in order to lead his
people out of the contraption called Nigeria,
without fear of death.
The Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB,
Comrade Emma Powerful who disclosed this
yesterday in a press statement, quoted Kanu as
telling some sympathizers who visited him in
prison custody that he had even dedicated his
life to restore Biafra, just as our Lord Jesus
Christ dedicated His own life for the salvation
According to Kanu: "the reason my mother gave
birth to me was to restore and save Biafrans. I
also promise that the Biafran race will be a
cleaned up nation and all the people of Biafra will
come back home, if they are living outside the
country of the new nation. Our people will no
longer wander on the road again".
He queried: "How can I encourage the people of
Biafra to work towards the upbringing of
Nigeria, when we don't hear the same language,
don't eat the same food and don't have the
In fact, if we come to their land to practice our
culture and religion, we will be beheaded. Their
women wear hijab, and Biafran women don't, and
on the point that our women don't wear hijab and
we don't practice the same religion, they will see
us as infidels and then, we will be beheaded.
We are 100 per cent Christian. These people are
Muslims who see killing as a culture.
"In Biafra where we originated from,, it will be
hard for our people to kill a human being,
because in my language a human being is called
MMANDU, which means in English language the
beauty of life. Now, you can see it will never
work, the only solution is Biafra."
The Vanguard reports that Mazi Kanu further
stated that "there is no regret in his dictionary,"
adding that "he is ready to spend a thousand
years in a prison".
"And also we are not trying to secede from
Nigeria. We are older than Nigeria. You can only
talk about seceding if Biafrans are they ones that
But we are older than that contraption. So we
can't secede rather we just want to go back the
way we were before the British came. It is Biafra
or nothing, Nigerians knows that."
Meanwhile, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife has
claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari
hates Igbos and that he knew about this hatred
a long time ago.
The president has been criticised for what many
described as lopsided appointment that has
largely favoured the north.
In an interview with Vanguard, the former
governor of Anambra revealed what was
discussed at the Igbo peace summit in Owerri,
He said: "We discussed the problem that the
South East is facing in today's Nigeria. The
problem of hatred from Mr president.
"At the beginning, not everybody saw it. I saw it
early enough and thinking it was a mistake and
not a deliberate action, I started shouting.
We have not been taken here, we have not been
taken there, you have appointed 10 persons
nobody from Southeast; you have appointed 20
people nobody is from Southeast, you have
appointed 25, 30, 40 going further we have
nobody, no soul from the Southeast.
"So, I started knowing that it is beyond a mistake.
I was thinking it was a mistake and since I
believe that the person who is President must
have conscience, I was raising his consciousness
to the mistake so that he can correct it even the
ones I tell you to write, you will find that
everything I was saying is true.
Instead of being taken seriously for amendment to
be made, I was called enemy of the North and
enemy of Buhari. So, these days, I am not talking
too much again, I am talking about Nigeria."
In the same vein, the Ohanaeze Youth Council
(OYC), has demanded the immediate release of
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, saying it was long over due.
Daily Post reports that President of the OYC,
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, who made the
demand for his release, in a statement he
issued in Enugu on Monday, said such step
would help in calming frayed nerves across the
South-East and the South-South region.
He declared that "the continuous detention of
Nnamdi Kanu is in no small measure contributing
to the volatile security situation in the Southern
"On so many occasions, several agitating groups
have given his detention as one of the many
reasons behind their activities.
"In the light of the above, we urge the President
Muhammadu Buhari administration to give peace
a chance by enabling at atmosphere of dialogue.
"Both the international conventions and the
Nigerian Constitution allow for self determination.
However, we insist that such much be done with
due regard to the laws of the land."
"We, therefore, urge the present government to
unconditionally free Kanu from detention.
"The government should take our assurances that
we shall make efforts that no one take up arms
against the government. We say this because the
IPOB, to which Kanu is a member, has remained
non-violent and peaceful," Mazi Okechukwu
Isiguzoro warned .