The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has boasted that he has the capacity to cause war in Nigeria if the government of President Muhammadu Buhari provoked him.
The IPOB leader dismissed the effort of the Nigerian government to arrest through the International Police as a dream.
The IPOB leader reminded the APC-led government that he’s a British citizen and so could not be subjected to any Nigerian law.
He was reacting to the re-arrest order handed down by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, describing it as “meaningless and senseless.”
I’m not a Nigerian
Nnamdi Kanu also declared that he isn’t a Nigerian citizen, “I am a Biafran that holds a British citizenship. Nigerian law courts and their judges are of no consequence to me.”
He said Nigerian government doesn’t have the power to order his arrest, stressing that the bail revocation was a ploy by the Buhari-led government to make the International Police stop him from travelling freely across the world to make a case for the independence of Biafra.
“I am not a Nigerian citizen; therefore, your bail revocation is completely meaningless to me. My devotion to the absolute and puritanical pursuit of the total restoration of the sovereignty of the Republic of Biafra is unwavering.
“My lawyers are waiting for an Interpol red notice against my name and all hell will break loose. If the intention of Binta Nyako is to curtail my travels, thereby limiting IPOB diplomatic offensive, then let me assure Biafrans that our enemies have failed.
“Should they request Interpol intervention in this matter, I will give my lawyers here in the UK the instructions we need to launch a no-holds-barred legal assault against Nigeria.
“So, I am waiting for them. Europe and Interpol are not a bunch of wild beasts like Nigerian law courts and her security services. In Europethere is rule of law which is also binding on Interpol.
“The treasonable felony charge they levelled against me is not a crime that could be committed by merely carrying Biafran flag about and preaching secession, but one that could only be committed using guns, bombs and other weapons, which my group has never been associated with.
“I warn the Federal Government not to dare me because I’m capable of causing trouble for Nigeria.”
Recalled a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja a few days ago ordered the re-arrest of the leader of the Kanu.
The court gave the order today, March 28th, after revoking the bail earlier granted to the IPOB leader in 2017.
There may be a breakdown of law and order-Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council
Immediately the re-arrest order of Kanu was given, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), issued a statement, saying such order may disrupt the fragile peace in Southern Nigeria, especially Southeast and South/South.
“Ohanaeze youths is using this medium to convey our message of peace to IPOB leadership to resist any temptation to allow Nnamdi Kanu to return to Nigeria, as the healing process of those slaughtered during the first arrest and Operation Python Dance have not been completed…” a statement signed by its national president, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and secretary general, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike in Abakaliki, says.
FG hasn’t reacted to his latest statement.