Unconditional Freedom for Kanu or Nothing, IPOB Insists


David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has stated that nothing short of unconditional release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, will be accepted.

The group said it was a waste of time for the federal government to think that they can soften Kanu by depositing him in prison, thereby making him beg them for freedom.

A statement made available to THISDAY by the group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, stated that: “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. Even a child born today knows that any attempt to tamper with Kanu’s life will bring the sort of calamity too horrible to imagine in Nigeria.”

The group warned that should anything happen to Kanu, Somalia will be a paradise compared to what will happen in Nigeria.

They reiterated that they are not asking for bail for Kanu, but demanding his immediate and unconditional release as ordered by the Federal High Court in Abuja.