‘Unconditional Release Of Nnamdi Kanu’: IPOB Tables Condition For Negotiation With Buhari

‘Unconditional Release Of Nnamdi Kanu’: IPOB Tables Condition For Negotiation With Buhari

By Oluchi Nkwachukwu | Sub-Editor on August 18, 2016
Nnamdi Kanu Biafra, IPOB, Muhammadu Buhari
Indigineous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu appears in court on Wednesday, December 22, 2015 | Facebook

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, declared that the planned negotiation with the Nigerian federal government will not hold if its incarcerated leader, Nnamdi Kanu is absent from the meeting.

The pro-Biafra secessionists’ demands for the unconditional release of its leader was made known in a statement signed its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, and e-mailed to The Trent. “We are not securing bail for our leader, we are after his freedom,” Powerful declared.

“For Buhari to continue to keep Kanu in custody after a court of competent jurisdiction had granted him (Kanu) bail is enough corruption,” the statement said.

“They don’t know this man called Nnamdi Kanu. They can’t intimidate Kanu by dumping him in prison. He can’t beg anybody for his freedom.

“Instead of our leader to renounce Biafra, he would renounce Nigeria publicly, mark our words.

“We are not after securing bail for our leader; we are after his freedom and freedom for the people of Biafra.

“Even a child born today knows that any attempt to tamper with Nnamdi Kanu’s life will bring about catastrophic consequences.

“Should anything happen to Kanu, Somalia will be a paradise, compared to what will happen in Nigeria.

“We are not asking for anything short of his immediate and unconditional release, as ordered by an Abuja Federal High Court”.

Kanu has been declared a prisoner-of-conscience by a coalition of human rights groups in Nigeria. The coalition, led by Intersociety, says he is being held without trial and because of his peaceful advocacy or the cause of Biafra.


  1. The zoo called Nigeria & her fake ass leaders are forgetting something that we Biafrans of this era got nothing to lose fighting for Biafra with our last breath. We are already upset with the contraption called Nigeria & we’ll be glad to destroy everything in that contraption called Nigeria know as the British zoo. The greatest mistake they’ll make is to kill our leader Nnamdi Kanu, if they like to free him or not that’s there concern all we know is either we get Biafra this time or we all die tryna get Biafra. This ain’t 67-70 this is 21 century where everything is fuckin’ possible.

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