Anambra State governor, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo – yesterday, visited the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in DSS custody in Abuja. The governor, after his visit revealed what he discussed with the IPOB leader through a post on his verified Facebook page.
This is coming few hours after the leadership of the IPOB declared May 18th and 26th as sit-at-home in Southeast, citing that it’s the day its leader Nnamdi Kanu will make court appearance. Revealing what Nnamdi Kanu told him, Soludo said the IPOB leader “expressed sadness over what he described as “sacrilegious killings” of innocent persons, kidnappings and all forms of criminalities, including the brutal enforcement of the senseless “sit at home”
“I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday, 13th May, 2022, to felicitate with him and also as part of the wider consultations with critical stakeholders in search of lasting peace and security in the South East. “He was in very high spirits and we had quality and frank discussion in a very convivial atmosphere.
He expressed sadness over what he described as “sacrilegious killings” of innocent persons, kidnappings and all forms of criminalities, including the brutal enforcement of the senseless “sit at home” perpetuated by sundry groups claiming to be acting for or on behalf of IPOB. He assured that if the opportunity arises, he will be glad to personally broadcast to his followers to maintain the peace.
“Together, we shall restore peace, security and prosperity in Anambra and the Southeast. “It is well indeed!
Meanwhile, a statement signed by the Media and Publicity secretary of IPOB declared May 18th and 26th as sit-at-home as its will be appearing in court for his trial.
The statement urged every members of the public in South Eastern Nigeria to observe the sit-at-home order on the aforementioned dates, while distancing itself from a purported WhatsApp voicenote.
The statement reads:
“The attention of the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU has been drawn to a purported voice note ordering Biafrans and residents of Biafraland to sit at home on a date other than May 18th. This is the hand work of Nigeria paid agents and should be totally ignored.
“IPOB is not a faceless movement and does not announce its activities through voice messages. Biafrans must be very much at alert because the Nigerian government working through its security agencies the DSS and the BBC are trying so hard to create confusion in our land in its attempt to set Biarrans against themselve and scuttle our struggle for liberation. But we assure them that Biafrans know their plans and will not fall for their evil agenda.
“Like Mazi Nnamdi Kanu said, if you did not hear it on radio Biafra then it is not from IPOB. IPOB announce its activities and events only through official channels which are (i)Radio Biafra (ii) Press Statement from Emma Powerful (office of IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary) and (iii) Memo from the Office of IPOB Head of Directorate.
“To this end therefore the only Sit-At- Home order emenating and announced by IPOB leadership are the 18th and 26th of May, 2022 being the dates our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU will appear in court.
“The IPOB leadership is very strategic in its actions and directives to the Biafran people knowing fully well that our enemies are desperate to scuttle this heaven ordained freedom movement.
“Our core reasonable is the well-being of Biafrans all over the globe but with added emphasis on the well-being of Biarrans in the homeland of Biafra.
“Those behind the purported voice note should go inform their pay masters to stop dissipating their energy and resources on a hopeless attempt to stop the collective will and decision of the Indigenous people of Biafra IPOB worldwide to pursue our Self Determination Right.
“Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom across the world and especially in Biarraland should therefore pay no heed to faceless DSS agents and impostors recruited to serve the interest of Fulani Caliphate.