- The Biafra National Guard said there were calls from sections of Nigeria for the arrest of the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu
- BNG also rejected the call by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for Kanu to drop the agitation and work with the current administration
The Biafra National Guard (BNG) has warned against any attempt to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
Under the leadership of Innocent Orji, the group categorically said any attempt to arrest Kanu, would lead to pathetic and regrettable situations for Nigeria and its leaders.
A statement from the group’s public relations officer, Okoro Ruben, warned those calling for Kanu’s arrest to desist from it.
Those calling for the arrest of Kanu argue that he has flouted the bail conditions granted him by the court.
The group also rejected calls by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for Kanu to drop the agitation and work with the current administration.
“We will accept Obasanjo’s apology and Osinbajo’s appeal on condition that they resurrect all Biafran children starved to death, and all our parents, our over six million Biafran civilians, soldiers and heroes, killed during the Nigerian-Biafra war and those killed in recent agitations and still being kill up to date.
“We totally and vehemently reject all apologies and calls for us to drop Biafra agitation, it is too late for us to listen to you all making the calls, unless you will miraculously resurrect all our six million Biafran civilians, especially our children whom you starved to death and all our parents, including gallant Biafran soldiers and heroes killed and still being killed till date by Nigerian government.
“We wonder how the federal government of Nigeria will convince us that they are sincerely regretting the civil war, need Igbo in Nigeria after the genocidal war against Biafrans from 1967 to 1970, while they are still incarcerating our 22 Biafra freedom agitators at Onitsha, and Awka prisons since over ten years now and are still waging court war against IPOB leader Mazi Kanu and other IPOB members held at Kuje prisons Abuja.
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“You better allow us to separate and go our ways peacefully; through conducting referendum to be supervised by the United Nations, so that Nigeria will have peace, that is the only panacea to all these self-determination agitation going on now in Nigeria.”
The group, which commended other tribes for observing the sit-at-home order recently declared by IPOB, added: “You all made us the Biafra agitators proud by your total compliance worldwide on May 30, 2017 sit-at-home call by the leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu."
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Nigeria’s elders from the southern part of the country have decided to form a forum under the ‘Yiiegba Charter’ with a major aim of speaking out as Nigeria’s immediate future continues to remain uncertain.
After meeting in Lagos state on Tuesday, June 27, the group declared their support for the unity and peace of Nigeria.
The chairman of the group, Prof Anya O Anya, said it was important for Nigerians to remain one and indivisible.
Watch as Nnamdi Kanu addresses his supporters and loyalists: