.Demands release of Nnamdi Kanu
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to jettison his idea of a secret visit to Ebonyi State.
IPOB on Thursday said that the plan would only come to fruition if Buhari released Kanu unconditionally from the DSS detention, according to Daily Post.
IPOB expressed regrets that their leader, Kanu, who according to the group, did not commit any crime to warrant being detained at the DSS, vowing that President Buhari would meet empty streets if insisted visiting Ebonyi State.
The group made this known in a statement signed by Emma Powerful and made available to journalists in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State, adding that youths of the Southeast zone would resist any of such visits.
The statement reads in part: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has been drawn to the planned secret visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Ebonyi State.
“The secret visit according to IPOB intelligence is being facilitated by some APC politicians in the state.
“IPOB will not accept any visit both secret and open by Buhari to Biafraland while our leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU, is still in DSS custody. Our leader has to be released unconditionally before Buhari should contemplate any visit to Biafra land.
“Biafrans will lock down everywhere any day he ventures to visit Biafraland until he releases our leader. He will meet empty streets in Ebonyi or any part of Biafra he chooses to visit without releasing Nnamdi Kanu.
“Biafrans must be prepared to lock down our territory any day he comes here in our region. Buhari has shown that he doesn’t like us. Our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU cannot be in detention and we are welcoming Buhari in our region.
“Biafrans will sit at home any day he decides to come and mock us. He will know that the few politicians telling him lies about us don’t have control over the people. Should he decide to proceed with the planned visit, Ebonyi will be on lockdown.”