The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has issued a stern warning to his members and its security outfit, the Eastern Security Network, (ESN) to stay away from any form of violence this festive period.
According to the group, its leader has asked that they ensure that the South-East is safe during the season because enemies of Biafra are recruiting criminals to destroy Igboland.
IPOB in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Emma Powerful to celebrate the Christmas season noted that its leader has ordered that the ESN should stop all forms of violence across the South-East.
He added that Kanu warned that enemies of the group were using the names of IPOB and ESN to cause trouble in the South East.
The IPOB spokesperson submitted that Kanu said politicians at all levels should stop attacking the people of the South-East region in the name of the group and it was important to let everyone know the message.
Powerful remarked that “It is imperative to deliver the message from our great leader Nnamdi Kanu to all Biafrans, both home and abroad, including the big and small politicians and business persons in Biafraland to stop all forms of violence and tension against our people as our enemies are relentlessly exploiting our people and recruiting criminals to destroy in particular Igboland and blame it on IPOB.
“This message is coming from our great prophet and indefatigable liberator, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has been illegally detained in DSS custody by the Nigerian government since over one year ago. He conveyed the message through his lawyers during their visit to him at Abuja DSS custody today, Thursday 22nd December 2022.
“Our Leader issued a stern warning to those who are contracted and bought by the criminal believing that he is an IPOB member and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple to ferment trouble in the Eastern region to desist from being agents of destabilisation because they cannot succeed. He said anybody causing problems in the region must be dealt with no matter how high the person’s level may be, anytime, any day.
“Kanu said that nobody should disturb or threaten our people this festive season. Our enemies’ plans are to destabilise Igboland using IPOB and ESN’s names as enemies of the Biafra struggle, but they have failed woefully and can’t resurrect again because we have defeated them completely.
“He urged IPOB leadership to ensure that our land is peaceful and ESN Operatives should focus on making our land peaceful and crime-free this festive season. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu ordered that anybody seen or caught kidnapping, snatching people’s cars, or terrorising our people in any way should be dealt with.”