The leader of the Indigenous People o Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has urged members of the pro-Biafra group to arrest President Muhammadu Buhari when he arrives in Japan.
Naija News reports that Buhari will on Sunday depart Abuja for Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, August 28-30, 2019.
President Buhari’s participation will be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 2016.
With the theme, “Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future,” the Opening Session of TICAD7 will be performed by the Japanese Prime Minister and host, Shinzo Abe.
In a statement signed by IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, Nnamdi Kanu urged his followers to arrest Buhari and hand him over to security operatives because he is an impostor.
“The formidable IPOB family in Japan is hereby placed on direct order to ensure the impostor Jubril Al-Sudani, masquerading as the late dictator Muhammadu Buhari, is arrested and handed over to the authorities when he sets foot on Japanese soil,” the statement reads.
“He is not only a fake president, he is wanted for mass murder and crimes against humanity for his role in previous and ongoing genocide in Biafraland.
“Under Japanese law, an impostor is a common criminal and subject to citizens arrest. International diplomatic protocol as it relates to visiting heads of state is not applicable in this instance because whoever Abba Kyari is sending to Japan is not the real Buhari. We must make sure he is apprehended and handed over to the police in Japan.
“Any legal fall-out emanating from any confrontation will end up in a Japanese court where we will be able to establish before the world that Jubril is indeed a fake Buhari.”