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Stop your global campaign against Ndigbo, IPOB tells Buhari
By Valentine Amanze
The Mazi Nnamdi Kanu-led Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to stop his ongoing global campaign against Ndigbo.
It also alleged that the Buhari-led federal government was frustrating efforts to free Nnamdi Kanu from detention.
Besides, in a statement issued by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, IPOB acussed President Buhari and his security officials of masterminding the killings in the South-East Nigeria to silence agitations against the oppression of Ndigbo and the call to free Nnamdi Kanu.
In the statement titled, “Buhari and the Presidency ahould stop displaying their ignorance and hatred against Ndigbo to the world,” the IPOB said the federal government was causing the bloodbath in Igbo land anytime Kanu was to be brought to court to frustrate the proceedings.
“The killing of the Army couple, the pregnant woman and her children, beheading of the lawmaker representing Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo’s constituency and his aide, all happened few days before Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s court dates.
“All these are done in a bid to keep the tension high, intimidate and blackmail the judge who is handling this case.
“Had Justice Binta Nyako not adjourned the last court date, and ordered for his release, the killing of the ex lawmaker wouldn’t have happened because there would no longer be any reason for the Federal Government to try to intimidate and blackmail her.”
It also alleged that the presidency always released statements accusing and blaming IPOB of all manner of crimes both real and imagined.
The IPOB stressed that the latest of the intimidating tactics of the Nigerian government was the “shameless and stupid accusation from Buhari that IPOB was destroying oil pipelines across Nigeria, stressing, “this again few days to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s court date.”
The IPOB however wonderd why the same Buhari, who said that the government would not interfere in Kanu’s matter before the court, would now be making prejudicial statement to intimidate the judge.
“Could Buhari be a Judge in his own court? Time shall tell,” IPOB stated.
It also warned: “If this matter [Kanu] is further adjourned, South East politicians and elite need to be more cautious of their security, and possibly, they employ private/ personal security because they may fall victim to this state-sponsored killings, aimed at intimidating the Court from releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”
Recall that Buhari accused Nnamdi Kanu of jumping bail in 2017 in far away Kigali Rwanda where the Commonwealth head of governments meeting was holding.