The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has said he will dialogue over the agitation for Biafra if the federal government will agree to a referendum.
In a statement by IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, Nnamdi Kanu insisted that the meeting between him and the Nigerian government should take place at a neutral venue and organized by the United Nations.
The pro-Biafra agitator said unlike some other African coutries, the rule of law is not respected in Nigeria.
According to the IPOB leader, a neutral venue is needed for any talks with the federal government because of the invasion of his home in Umuahia in 2017 by the Nigerian Army.
Nnamdi Kanu said: “The men (soldiers) who came to my family home in September 2017 came to kill me. I do not doubt this. If they wanted to arrest me or question me, they would have sent the police or agents of the DSS. Why send soldiers trained to kill, if not to kill? I had wanted my day in court in 2017, but the military response tells me that the rule of law in Nigeria has collapsed.
“The attack took its toll on my parents. My mother suffered heart complications as a result of the trauma and stress of the Nigerian army’s invasion of my house. She became very ill and died earlier this year. It would not be an overstatement to say that the primary cause of my mother’s death was Operation Python Dance 2.
“I have lost a mother. My father, a strong man, a chief among Biafrans, has lost his life’s companion. Sadly, we have watched his health decline since the attack on our home and my mother’s death.
“I mourn my mother. I mourn my entire IPOB family member who had given their lives to protect mine.”