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The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB has stated It would enter negotiotion with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led federal government only after the unconditional release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The group described the continous detention of Kanu in prison despite the ruling of a court of competent jurisdiction granting him bail as corruption.
IPOB in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful said, “For Buhari to continue to keep Kanu in custody after a court of competent jurisdiction had granted him (Kanu) bail is enough corruption.
“We are not asking for anything short of his immediate and unconditional release, as ordered by an Abuja Federal High Court.”
The group said its leader can never be intimidated into renouncing the Biafra struggle and warned Kanu would rather deny Nigeria in public.
“They don’t know this man called Nnamdi Kanu. They can’t intimidate Kanu by dumping him in prison. He can’t beg anybody for his freedom.”
“Instead of our leader to renounce Biafra, he would renounce Nigeria publicly, mark our words.
“We are not after securing bail for our leader; we are after his freedom and freedom for the people of Biafra.
The Group also issueed a stern warning to the Nigerian government, threathing a violent war confrontation like what happened in Somalia, if anything should happen to Kanu.
“Even a child born today knows that any attempt to tamper with Nnamdi Kanu’s life will bring about catastrophic consequences.”
“Should anything happen to Kanu, Somalia will be a paradise, compared to what will happen in Nigeria.”