Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has gone into hiding following the declaration by the Nigerian Army that the group is a terrorist group.
Both Kanu, and different high leaders of the group, have based on Punch, gone into hiding because the declaration.
Members of the group who spoke on the situation of anonymity stated it was a choice the group took collectively. They stated:
We have to use knowledge to no matter we’re doing. We have realised that there’s a grand conspiracy towards Kanu and different high leaders of our group.
Just think about barely few hours after the Nigerian navy declared members of IPOB and different pro-Biafran teams as terrorists, our personal governors got here up with their very own outright ban of our actions.
This undoubtedly will give the troopers and different safety businesses the chance to arrest our chief and mount a lethal clampdown on all IPOB members. So, it’s higher to function from a hideout for now.
Nnamdi Kanu’s brother, popularly often called Fine Boy, has stated solely his brother can disclose the place he’s for the time being. He stated:
Only my brother can inform Nigerians the place he’s, I can’t. I don’t know why the Army ought to name IPOB a terrorist organisation, it’s out of their desperation to arrest Nnamdi and frustrate the Biafran battle. We have petitioned the United Nations and the European Union.
The world is aware of that IPOB is a non-violent organisation, we don’t carry arms, we don’t kill, and we consider violence can by no means clear up any drawback.
Nnamdi will quickly disclose his present location and IPOB can even react to the proscription of the group by the South-East governors’ discussion board.
IPOB additionally condemned the South-East Governors for its ban, saying they’re disloyal.
The group stated its demonstrations have been peaceable, and the ban proves that the governors are on the forefront of the plan to get rid of its chief Nnamdi Kanu.
In an announcement launched by the group’s media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, the group stated:
We need to learn how the governors who have no idea the foundations of IPOB, would make such an announcement after they know that IPOB had staged 297 peaceable protests and rallies each at house and in Diaspora with out a single report of violence or crime.
With the report on floor, IPOB below Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is without doubt one of the most peaceable organised freedom preventing group on the planet in the present day.
It is harmful that the governors who’re the chief safety officers of their respective states within the zone would determine at hand over their individuals to the enemies who had been out to kill, maim and destroy due to their egocentric causes.
We are additionally conscious that late Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and General Philip Effiong protected their individuals in the course of the first pogrom and ethnic cleaning from 1966 to 1970.
These governors and their collaborators are within the forefront to get rid of our chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and different peaceable members of IPOB. It is on report that IPOB actions are peaceable because the inception and no one can show the place and the way IPOB actions turned violent over evening.
The solders introduced in to get rid of or homicide our chief and IPOB members, together with the harmless civilians throughout Biafra land, are nonetheless going from home to accommodate choosing anybody suspected to be IPOB or seen with any Biafra insignia.
IPOB below Kanu should stay a nonviolent group within the pursuit for Biafra freedom, regardless of the excessive handedness meted towards IPOB members and our chief.