Nnamdi Kanu writes UK, US; demands release of arrested Biafrans

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,  Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Friday, has chastised the arrest of approximately 70 advocates of the movement for the actualization of Biafra in Imo state.

This was contained in a statement signed by Kanu himself, and delivered by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.

Kanu said he has written to the United Kingdom and United States respectively to swiftly intervene in what he considers a baseless and unlawful arrest.

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Kanu also called on the Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma and the state’s commissioner of police, Isaac Olutayo Akinmode to release the arrested Biafrans.

He said: “We wish to draw the attention of the creator of Nigeria, the Almighty Great Britain through the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, UK in Nigeria, the US State Department through U.S. Mission Nigeria, to the deliberate and orchestrated provocations/actions of the government against peaceful Biafrans”.

“Without provocation and having not committed any crime known to law, a group of Biafrans numbering over 70 were arrested, humiliated and detained by Isaac Olutayo Akinmoyede, Police Commissioner in Imo State.

“Despite the daily carnage and mayhem in Imo State by herdsmen, no one has been arrested and detained in the police custody.

“Police are yet to arrest or parade suspects involved in the killings and destruction of farmlands in the State. “This same police had the temerity to detain innocent people going about their business because they are Biafrans.

“Is the state governor and commissioner for police saying that Biafrans can be arrested at will even when no crime has been committed but herdsmen are free to  roam and kill at will. This level of provocation is unacceptable. If and when Biafran people decide to take matters into their own hands, let it be on record that the duo caused it. Peaceful agitation should not be construed as weakness” Kanu said in his statement.


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