Angry members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have been spotted protesting the re-arrest and re-arraignment of the group’s leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian government.
According to the Attorney-General of Nigeria, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was arrested and extradited back to Nigeria on Sunday via a collaborative effort that involved the Interpol.
The Egweocha area in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital was crowded by protesting members of the secessionist group, agitating that nothing must happen to their leader.
The group has also made known it will mobilized members to court on Nnamdi Kanu’s next appearance.
A statement by IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful reads;
“Our leader Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is presently in the custody of the Nigeria Government. This evil crime of kidnapping was masterminded by the Nigeria Government in collaboration with all those that view IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as stumbling block against their bid to hold Biafra in perpetual slavery.
“We, therefore, enjoin every IPOB member both at home and in the Diaspora and all Biafrans to remain calm because this is not the end of the road. Our Leader’s next court appearance is July 26, 2021 and Biafrans should mobilize and attend the court hearing.
“IPOB will not relent in the pursuit of Biafra freedom. We have crossed the Rubicon in our struggle for the restoration of Biafran Sovereignty. There is no going back no matter the level of intimidation by our oppressors.
“Our Leader can never be coerced into abandoning the struggle for Biafra restoration irrespective of the circumstance. At this very challenging moment in the history of our march to freedom, all IPOB family members must stand firm and resolute behind our selfless leader. We stand by him and the God of Heavens in whom we trust and rest our confidence shall not let us down. We shall triumph!
“We remind the Nigeria government and her security agencies that our Leader deserves justice and fair hearing. We also want to state unequivocally, that no harm should befall our leader. Should anything untoward happen to him, Nigeria Government will be held accountable for it.
“We are watching closely and all our intelligence units, are following up on the developments. The international community should not be quiet over the atrocities of the Nigeria Government against Biafrans. They must rise in defense of justice now!”