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Nnamdi Kanu: You Can’t Intimidate Us, Stop Open Display Of Hatred For Igbos – IPOB Fires Back At Buhari


Nnamdi Kanu: You Can't Intimidate Us, Stop Open Display Of Hatred For Igbos - IPOB Fires Back At Buhari

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of displaying hatred towards Igbos in the country.

It also accused Buhari and the presidency of interfering in an ongoing court case against its leader, Nnamdi Kanu while also attempting to intimidate members of the group.

The group, therefore, called on the President to stop the open display of ignorance and hatred towards the Igbo people.

IPOB made the allegation in a statement on Friday by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful in which it responded to the claims by President Buhari that Nnamdi Kanu jumped bail in 2017 and may do it again if granted a fresh bail.

Naija News reports the IPOB statement comes after President Buhari ruled out any immediate chances of releasing the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Speaking with the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda, Buhari said Kanu must answer for all his utterances against the Nigerian government.

Reacting to the position of the Nigerian leader, Powerful in the statement titled “Buhari and Presidency stop displaying their ignorance and hatred against Ndigbo to the public,” condemned his utterances and urged the international community to disregard his requests.

The IPOB statement reads in part: “Also, the presidency always releases statements accusing and blaming IPOB of all manner of crimes both real and imagined. The latest of the intimidating tactics of the Nigerian government was the shameless and stupid accusation from the impostor in Aso Rock to the effect that IPOB is engaged in the destruction of oil pipelines across Nigeria and this again few days to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s court date.

“Is it not the same Buhari that said the government will not interfere in a subject matter before the court the one now making prejudicial statements to intimidate the Judge. The international community and Foreign Government should closely monitor the utterances from Nigeria’s Presidency which are obviously aimed at gravely interfering with the judicial process. Can Buhari be a Judge in his own court? Time shall tell.

“If this matter is further adjourned, Southeast politicians and elites need to be more cautious of their security, and possibly, they employ private/personal security because they may fall victim to these state-sponsored killings, aimed at intimidating the Court from releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“Buhari is still making frivolous statements about Mazi Nnamdi Kanu accusing him of jumping bail in 2017 in far away Kigali Rwanda where the commonwealth head of governments meeting is holding. The UK prime minister Boris Johnson and other reputable world leaders should tell Buhari to stop interfering in Mazi Nnamdi KANU’s court case and stop intimidating judges handling IPOB matters.

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“By openly shamelessly and wickedly lobbying the international community to designate IPOB a terror group while actively encouraging the mayhem, destruction and killings being perpetrated by Fulani terrorist Herdsmen, the Buhari Fulani government has betrayed and exposed its true agenda which is to destroy the only bulwark standing on the way of the Fulani agenda of total fulanization and Islamization of Southern Nigeria and the Middle Belt of Nigeria.”

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