The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari and others insisting on the country’s unity that many Nigerians want the country to divide.
A statement signed by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, was reacting to Buhari’s advise to Igbo youth corps members to ask their kinsmen to forget the actualisation of Biafra.
IPOB also re-echoed its earlier allegation that the Federal Government was planning to assassinate its leader, Nnamdi Kanu inside the prison custody on October 1, during Nigeria’s 56th independent anniversary celebration.
IPOB said government in defiant of court orders which directed that Kanu be released from the prison custody unconditionally, embarked on several assassination attempts on the life of the IPOB leader.
The statement alleged that “President Muhammadu Buhari freed a terrorist Kabiru Umar (a.k.a Kabiru Sokoto) but disobeyed court orders on unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu.
“Is the government not sure of the ability of its legal team to make a strong case for the conviction of Kanu? Is government impatient with the rule of law to the extent that it now wants to take the laws into its hands and resort to extra-judicial killing which has always been its second nature?
“What is the rationale behind government’s preference for the freedom of a terrorist and mass murderer over compliance with the rulings of courts of competent jurisdictions? Even with his limited education and non-existent leadership training plus lack of updated skills in modern and democratic governance, Buhari should at least respect the constitution of the country he is claiming to be the president of.”