The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) at the weekend, described as misleading the speculation in some quarters that its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, begged the British government to rescue him from the Nigerian authorities since he has British citizenship.
IPOB accused the federal government and some media outfits of twisting the facts and contents of a letter addressed to the British High Commission by Kanu’s lawyer, expressing his lack of confidence in the Nigerian judiciary.
A statement signed by IPOB’s Spokespersons, Emma Nmezu, and Clifford Iroanya, claimed that government “through some hired media outfits misinterpreted the contents of the letter to deceive the gullible minds”.
The statement read in part:
“The most surprising of all these is the gullibility of a section of the Nigerian media. Without reviewing the content of the letter, a section of the Nigerian media were awash with lies that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was begging the British government to intervene in his illegal detention and in the court cases.
“Any discerning person reading the letter, cannot come to the conclusion of any plea to be rescued, but a sizeable media are so desperate that they are willing to fabricate stories to make themselves feel better.
“It is interesting to note that none of the issues of miscarriage of justice contained in the letter was reported which goes to prove that some segments of the media, like the judges in Nigerian courts, are purveyors of evil and iniquity.
“We reiterate that at no time did the leader of IPOB beg for freedom, hence journalists should have read the letter before reporting instead of vomiting verbatim, what the congenital liar (names withheld) handed out to them.
“We advise the obviously compromised Nigerian media to stop clutching at straws in the hope of limiting the global embarrassment on Buhari caused by the illegal detention of the IPOB leader”.
IPOB maintained that the Federal Government was planning to hide under the cover of the said letter to free Kanu in order to escape humiliation in court as it could never proved the trumped up treason charges slammed on him.
“Buhari’s plan is to hide under this misinterpreted letter and release Nnamdi Kanu to British government and then avoid facing him in the court of law.
“Nigeria should come to the court to prove their bogus treasonable felony charge against our leader and the government must stop scavenging for soft landing”, it added.
IPOB also threatened that hell would be let loose if anything untoward happened to its detained leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.
The group said it plans to resume protests to get the federal government to free Kanu, who is also the Director of Radio Biafra; and will put in place a television technology to broadcast live all its activities in Nigeria.
Mmezu and Iroanya said Kanu will no longer accept any food, including those brought by his close family members to avoid poisoning it by the Department of State Security (DSS), which usually scrutinizes his food before allowing it in.
‘Many people are willing to die for Nnamdi Kanu so Buhari-led All Progressives Congress Federal Government should tread carefully with the life of Mr. Kanu because hell will be let loose if anything happens to him, Nigeria will never be the same should anything untoward happens to Kanu.
“Our resumption of protest is imminent but for understandable reasons we can’t give you details yet. We are putting in place our TV technology so the whole world will watch it live online and gain firsthand knowledge of the brutality of the Nigerian Army.
“We are IPOB and we do things in a unique way, so our next outing will shake the whole earth. The worst mistake this government did is to arrest our leader and now they are beginning to discover how formidable we are.”