Nnamdi Kanu Agreed To Drop Biafra For His Freedom – MEND Insists

Nnamdi Kanu Agreed To Drop Biafra For His Freedom – MEND Insists

By Ogala Osoka | Staff Reporter on August 16, 2016
Police Biafra South East IPOB Nnamdi Kanu
Pro-Biafra group, IPOB, leader Nnamdi Kanu speaks to his counsel at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria, January 20. Kanu's lawyer says he has advised his client not to come to court on Wednesday over fears his life is in danger. | Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has alleged that the detained leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has secretly agreed to renounce the struggle for the realization of the Biafra.

The Niger Delta militant group declared that Kanu had certified his desire to dissociate himself from Biafra in order to gain freedom during an alleged negotiation process with the Federal Government that is still ongoing.

The legal practitioners of the detained IPOB leader, last week announced that Kanu is still dedicated to the struggle, separating him from the agreement.

Jomo Gbomo, the spokesperson to MEND released a statement on Monday, August 15, 2016 describing Kanu as a hypocrite who denies the fact that he had made agreement with MEND.

The statement which appealed to the detained leader to publicly denounce Biafra also mentions that MEND and the Federal Government are not going to accept Kanu’s defiance to remain in the Biafra struggle.

“The attention of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has been drawn to the recent spate of hypocritical and provocative statements issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, purported to dissociate IPOB/Kanu from some of the concessions, which have so far been secured by MEND in the ongoing talks aimed at resolving the current Niger Delta crisis between the Federal Government and MEND.

“MEND hereby uses this opportunity to inform the entire world that following the group’s ongoing negotiations with the Federal Government, Nnamdi Kanu has made it clear that he is willing to renounce
“Biafra” in secret; in exchange for his freedom.

“MEND and the Federal Government have, however, flatly rejected the IPOB/Kanu hypocrisy to remain defiant in public; while accepting to secretly renounce secession.

“MEND, therefore, urges the already frustrated and desperate Mr. Kanu and IPOB to swallow their pride and make a public denunciation of ‘Biafra.

The former agitators further urged followers of the struggle to “become fully aware that the so-called ‘Biafra Republic’ is merely a business venture and scam whose sole beneficiaries are Kanu, directors of IPOB and their families and cronies,” the statement read.


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