The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has replied the office of Nigerian President, who allegedly said he is fighting against a Fulani tribe with religious tools and discrediting the country for International communities.
Kanu, while replying, maintained that he is only agitating for freedom and not in any fight with any tribe.
The IPOB leader in a broadcast on Monday said while he is fighting for the core liberation of his people, he will not keep mute or close his eyes on any injustice meted out against any tribe or religion in Nigeria by the Fulani Jihadist.
Kanu further maintained that he is against the slaughtering of Christians from Southern Zaria and against the killing of Nigerians from any ethnic group.
He said: I am against the slaughtering of Christians from Southern Zaria. I am against the persecution and killing of people from any ethnic group in Nigeria. That is what we are against.”
He also highlighted that Nigerians must stand up to condemn evil and stand to speak the truth at all times.
Mr Kanu added that he revered the legendary musician Fela Kuti because he speaks the truth. Also, he said that people should be allowed to decide whether to belong in Nigeria or not, insisting that it would be unfair to deprive the rights of citizens.
“We must stand-up to condemn evil and speak at an all-time truth. That is why I revered the legendary musician Fela Kuti because he spoke the truth,” he said.
He also stated that people should be allowed to decide where they want to belong after all Alaska is nearer to Canada but they decided to be in the United States.
Kanu further added that it is unfair to lump people together against their wish.
“Allow the people to decide where they want to belong. After all, Alaska is nearer Canada but they decided to be in the United States,” he concluded.
Recall that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had among many other things alleged that: IPOB is using the cover of Christianity – and calling for a US Special Envoy to be appointed to stop the “genocide” of Christians in Nigeria. But the real purpose is to drive a wedge between the Nigeria government and its US and UK/European allies.
“IPOB leadership of course self-proclaims as “Jewish,” a position not shared by the generality of the members.
“For reasons of convenience, he claims to have an interest in the welfare of Christians–but this is a ruse: the case for independence, the leader believes, is strengthened by “proving” the government of Nigeria is “autocratic”, engaged in a “silent slaughter” of their citizens along religious and ethnic lines – and that therefore the only viable option for the unique religious and ethnic minority is a sovereign Biafra separate from Nigeria.”