South-East Governors have vowed to clampdown on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, over threats to attack them and other South-East leaders abroad.
Naija News reports that members of IPOB had attacked and assaulted Senator Ike Ekweremmadu at Nuremberg Germany where he was invited as Keynote Speaker and special guest of honour at the occasion of annual new yam festival and convention of Ndigbo.
Following the attack, Nnamdi Kanu maintained that the Southeast Governors and other Igbo politicians must receive Ekweremmadu’s treatment any time they were seen in public abroad.
He also offered N1 million to anyone who could provide information on the itinerary of governors foreign trips.
Reacting in a statement signed by Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, the South-East governors warned that should Kanu make his threat real, they would, by all means, repatriate him back to Nigeria to face the wrath of the people.
The statement read: “South-East Governors are saddened with the ugly display and dance of shame by IPOB in Germany in attacking one of the finest leaders of Ndigbo, Senator Ike Ekweremmadu. We totally condemn it as we weep for them as they never knew the implication of their naked dance in public.
“We have also noted the empty threats by Mr. Nnamdi Kanu (a former ordinary Member of MASSOB) to attack Governors of South-East, Ohanaeze leadership and other Igbo politicians for not supporting the self-acclaimed supreme leader in his self-fight for the raw power and wealth while pretending to be fighting for Ndigbo.
“We wish to warn that should any Southeast person be attacked anywhere in the world, we shall, by all means, bring back Kanu to Nigeria to face the wrath of our people. It is madness for anyone who wants raw power with no experience to think that we Governors will support the killing of our people giving out our scarce land to herdsmen.
“If Kanu is serious, let him direct IPOB to fight those foreign killer herdsmen in their countries of origin since he claims the IPOB is in over 100 countries in the world.
“If Kanu who was previously in MASSOB but needed power and money wants Biafra and he is the self-acclaimed supreme leader, let him come back home with his army and guns to lead us to battle for the empire he desires to lead other than cheap talks. Soonest Ndigbo will know him better.
“We assure our people that we are doing so much to protect them against killer herdsmen and other insecurity problems. We have also been kidnapping and cultism in the Southeast to near-zero level.
“We are highly committed to the security and well-being of our people and will never be distracted by cheap talks.”