Having observed a break in its protest marches over the prolonged confinement of its front man, Nnamdi Kanu, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is poised to resume protests in the South-east and parts of South-south zones once more.
IPOB’s Head of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, disclosed to This Day in a statement at the weekend, pointing out that the group had endured enough waiting for the federal government to set Kanu free.
He said, “We have endured, we will start the protest that will bring the government to its knees,” he said, adding that the protest was earlier called off “not out of cowardice and fear but to show maturity and professionalism in what we are doing and to allow federal government to release our leader, Kanu unconditionally.”
Emma hinted that in temporary halting its protests, the group availed the Buhari-led federal government an opportunity to take a decision and “release the man who did not commit any crime.”
The IPOB spokesman said violent crackdown by security agencies during IPOB protests will not deter the group, “We know they will kill us as they used to do before now but in the end we will be free.” He called on, “Biafrans to be ready for what is to come.”
Quoting Martin Luther King Jr that ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’, the IPOB media and publicity head said that the organisation was encouraged by the pro-Biafra agitations going on around the world which is still in progress.
He stated that, “we in Biafraland will not stop until our leader is released unconditionally.”
The spokesman said it was unfortunate that those who advised President Muhammadu Buhari do not want Nnamdi Kanu released, stressing that they had continued to make it difficult for the president to do the right thing by freeing the IPOB founder.
He said that the same individuals in Buhari’s administration were also waiting to laugh over his downfall.