The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has announced to President Muhammadu Buhari, that it is only death that can stop him from actualizing the Sovereign Republic of Biafra.
Kanu, stated this on Sunday, while reacting to a statement credited to the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, where the group claimed it could reach an agreement with Buhari for Kanu’s release, if he denounces the struggle.
In a statement by its Spokespersons, Emma Nmezu and Clifford Iroanya, titled: “Biafra or Death”, the group lashed out at MEND and Buhari, saying both bodies were “scavenging for relevance.”
According to the statement: “MEND and the Federal Government can conveniently carry out their operation, without dragging the name of IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu into that shenanigan, as we are not interested in their devilish acts.
“We want to make it categorically clear, that MEND and their Ahithophel Team, are strictly on their own, and do not in any way, shape, or form, represent IPOB or the Leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. When we say “Biafra or Death”, we meant every syllable of that phrase.”
“MEND and the Federal Government, can conveniently carry out their operation without dragging the name of IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu into that shenanigan, as we are not interested in their devilish acts.
“Again, we reiterate that Nnamdi Kanu is not Ralph Uwazuruike, and IPOB is not MASSOB. Therefore, anybody thinking that our Leader will renounce Biafra, is certifiably mad. For both IPOB and their Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, it is either we get Biafra, or we die on the process of getting it. There is no middle ground”.
The group also expressed its support for fellow separatist group, Niger Delta Avengers, saying both groups share “same aspiration, which is the liberation of the people” in their region.
“IPOB and their Leader, Mazi Kanu, are in full support of any group of dedicated and hardcore freedom fighters, such as the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, as we share the same aspiration which is the liberation of our people.
“We have stated unequivocally and without any fear of contradiction, that we are fully in support of the NDA, as they embark on freeing themselves from the British criminality, called Nigeria, a contraption led by a man that committed treason on December 31, 1983”, the statement added.