The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) alleges there are calls for the re-arrest of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, following the sit-at-home protest which it says was a success
The pro-Biafra group states that arresting Nnamdi Kanu again cannot stop the agitation for Biafra
IPOB warns that if Nnamdi Kanu dies in prison then Nigeria will witness destruction
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned that it will be a big mistake on the part of the federal government and security operatives to re-arrest Nnamdi Kanu because arresting him again will draw the attention of the world leaders.
The pro-Biafra group in a statement by its media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful on Sunday, June 4, said Nnamdi Kanu is not afraid of going to prison a second time.
The group, according to Daily Post, said there was need to make the clarification, especially for those who were calling for the re-arrest of Kanu for allegedly flouting his bail conditions.
IPOB alleged that the calls for the rearrest of its leader followed the sit-at-home protest declared by Kanu, which it said was a success.
It said: “Arresting Mazi Nnamdi Kanu again cannot stop the agitation rather it will be a very big mistake on the side of Federal Government and her security operatives because when the security operatives arrested him on his arrival from London in his hotel room in Lagos it sparked protests and rallies across the world.
“Arresting him again will draw the attention of the world leaders and other relevant world organizations closer to the quest for Biafra independence.”
The group stated that keeping Nnamdi Kanu in or out of Nigeria prison would do nothing to harm the agitation for Biafra.
It said the refusal of the government to free Nnamdi Kanu after two courts of competent jurisdiction granted him unconditional release elevated the Biafra struggle to another level.
IPOB however, warned that if Nnamdi Kanu dies in prison then Nigeria “will witness a level of seismic destruction unknown to mankind that even Britain cannot stop”.
The federal ministry of Justice, which is prosecuting the IPOB leader is reportedly compiling the alleged breaches of the bail conditions by Kanu for the purpose of taking the necessary action, the Punch reports.
Confirming this, top sources in the federal ministry of justice, told the newspaper that the prosecuting authorities were taking records of the alleged breaches, reviewing them and would take “the necessary step at the appropriate time”.
According to one of the sources in the federal ministry of justice, Kanu had been found to have flouted some of the conditions (he was given).”