The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the Nigerian government has landed itself in trouble for bringing its leader, Nnamdi Kanu to the country through an extraordinary rendition in June.
The group said this in its reaction to the Presidential media aide, Garba Shehu’s statement that Kanu’s extradition and prosecution will weaken the pro-Biafra separatist group.
IPOB, through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in a statement made available to SaharaReporters disclosed this on Tuesday.
Shehu while reacting to the article published by The Economist said, “In the South-East, IPOB – which the Economist rightly describes as ‘delusional’ – the arrest and present trial of the terrorist leader of the group is the beginning of its demise. The President’s administration is redoubling efforts to have IPOB rightfully designated as a terrorist group by our allies outside of Nigeria – an act which will collapse their ability to transact gains from crime and extortion in foreign currencies.”
Reacting, IPOB’s statement partly read, “We are surprised at the level of cluelessness and ignorance displayed by Garba Shehu about the operations of IPOB. We, therefore, want to assure him and his co-travellers that the extraordinary rendition of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will rather destroy Nigeria and not IPOB. By kidnapping and renditioning Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Nigeria has committed an international crime and must not go unpunished.
“The world doesn’t need any further proof that IPOB is a peaceful movement. The kidnap of its Leader by the Nigerian Government is a crime that must be punished. So, by this singular violation of international law, Nigeria is in trouble already but instead of admitting the obvious, its officials are busy playing to the gallery.
“But very soon, the masterminds of this heinous crime will be rounded up and handed over to the International Criminal Court, ICC for prosecution. IPOB is not a push-over movement, and we cannot be intimidated. Just very soon our oppressors will be taught by ICC in the language they understand.”
The secessionist group also reacted to the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno who said the security operatives will curb IPOB’s violent activities as the Anambra State governorship election slated for November 6 draws near.
Monguno had said, “We will not allow people to start looting, destroying public property, and resorting to not just intimidation, terrorising people, possibly arson and even homicide. This will not be accepted. The law enforcement agencies have been asked to watch out for such elements.”
IPOB reacted by saying, “We want Garba Shehu, Monguno, and the Attorney General of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami to stop displaying their ignorance of international law. They should stop the media trial of our Leader whose matter is already pending in a court of law.
“Monguno must settle terrorists and bandits he encourages and supports to cause havoc in the North East and North West of Nigeria because ordinary civilians and Christians there have seen hell from his plots and killings.
“He should play his politics to salvage his land from the hands of vampires ravaging North East and North West of Nigeria. Mungono, leave IPOB alone and face what is facing you and your people.
“This is not 1970 when the world looked the other way while they committed mass atrocities in Biafra land. IPOB is getting stronger by Kanu’s rendition while Nigeria is headed for destruction.”
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