Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Anambra State on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 commenced fasting and prayers to seek divine intervention for the release of their leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and actualization of Biafra.
The prayer and fasting started at exactly 7am and ended at about 3pm in some locations of the state where members trooped out en masse without the usual display of IPOB flags and banners, according to Vanguard.
In a statement issued after their prayer in Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Government Area, IPOB Media and Publicity Officer, Mr. Emma Powerful called on the Bishops and priests of the Catholic, Anglican Churches and Pentecostals Pastors to be prayerful for the restoration of Biafra and for the release of Mr. Kanu.
He said: “Nigeria is dwindling to irredeemable situation under the All Progressives Congress, APC, government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Biafra is the only answer to the problem Nigeria is facing now. The APC government is confused and the people who led Nigeria into this mess, the APC henchmen, their so called national leaders who wanted change at all cost, are now all dumb. They have no answer to the problems they have created. The only answer now is Biafra.
“We are not joking about this spiritual declaration. We have been praying and fasting. No bloodshed of Biafrans will go unpunished. The APC members who are deeply religious should go and ask questions about the consequences of the atrocities they have committed with the killing of innocent youths who were praying at Aba, innocent youths who were peacefully agitating in Onitsha whom the military killed.
“When we were taking those they shot dead to hospitals, their blood was revolting against the APC government and the party which will never know peace until they leave IPOB and other Biafra agitating groups alone.”
Powerful encouraged churches to also in the prayers as the innocent blood of their members being shed by the military are Christians and children of God who were exercising their constitutional rights of peaceful protest and non violent agitation.
According to him, Kanu is sent from God from United Kingdom, where he had everything going for him but decided to come to Nigeria and suffer and liberate the marginalized and humiliated sections of Nigerians that are asking for freedom.
He continued, “We want Chukwuokike Abiama(God Almighty) to reveal the truth in the next court and to the world, for Mr. Kanu our innocent leader, to disgrace and blind the enemies of Biafra and those who want to use Biafra and Mr. Kanu to gain cheep popularity in their misguided government that is heading for the rocks.”