“Tell Buhari that anyone who tries to arrest me will die” – Nnamdi Kanu
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Sunday dared President Muhammadu Buhari over attempts to re-arrest him, vowing that anyone who attempts to arrest him would die.
Kanu stated this at Boys Technical College (BTC) along Faulks road in Aba North Local Government of Abia State where he was received by IPOB members.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, had on April 25th, 2017, admitted the IPOB leader to bail on health grounds.
He was given 12 conditions to continue to enjoy the temporary freedom.
Kanu’s challenge came as a response to an appeal by Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, asking advocating the re-arrest and detention of the IPOB leader pending the determination of the charges against him.
The Attorney General cited Mr. Kanu’s violation of his bail conditions as one of the major reasons the secessionist agitator should be arrested.
But the IPOB leader who described Aba as the “Spiritual Land of Biafra”, on Sunday said “I’m in Biafra land. If any of them leaves Biafra land alive know that this is not IPOB. Tell them that’s what I said.”
He also used the opportunity to reiterate that there won’t be election in Anambra in November or any part of “Biafra Land” even in 2019 unless there was a date for referendum which the group has been clamouring for.
Kanu also paid tribute to those reportedly killed at National High School Aba by security agencies.
He said: “Here we are, is Biafra Land. Aba is the spiritual capital of Biafra land. We started in Aba in 2015 at CKC (Christ the King Catholic Cathedral). That day, heaven authenticated our move that IPOB will restore Biafra and that’s what we’ve come to do. We died in Aba; At National High School.
“They shot and killed us in other places in Biafra land when they were protesting for my release. As our people rest in the grave, we’ll never rest until Biafra is restored. I don’t care what they say in Abuja. I don’t give a damn what they say in Lagos.
“I’m a Biafran and we are going to crumble the zoo. Some idiots who are not educated said that they’ll arrest me, and I ask them to come. I’m in Biafra land. If any of them leaves Biafra land alive know that this is not IPOB. Tell them that’s what I said.
“Tell buhari that I’m in Aba and any person who comes to arrest Nnamdi Kanu in Biafra land will die here. I’ll never go on exile I assure you.
“Some people talk about restructuring, are we doing restructuring of Nigeria now? Are we doing fiscal federalism? Are we doing devolution? What we want is Biafra!
“Forget all the nonsense they write about us. We are not slowing down and no man born of a woman can stop us. They thought we are joking and God gave us a simple message that no one can stop us. The movement to restore Biafra is unstoppable.
“God sent me to you, Aba people and I am giving you His message. Our veterans here, your own message is that you’ll see Biafra alive not in death.
“The message of heaven is what I bring to you. Don’t be afraid. The plans of our enemies are not going to be actualized. The enemies are planning, but we are formidable.
“We are going to boycott Anambra State election. After Anambra 2017, in 2019, there’ll be no elections in Biafra land. Signed and sealed. My message is that there ‘ll not be election in Biafra land ever again until they give us date for referendum.”