By Emma Elekwa, Onitsha
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened one -month lockdown in the entire Southeast if the Federal Government fails to produce its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in court on October 21, 2021.
Kanu, who has been in DSS custody following his arrest three months ago, was scheduled to appear in court on October 21, 2021.
But the group, in a statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful alleged Federal Government’s plans not to bring him to court on the slated day.
It also accused Federal Government of planning to perpetually keep its leader behind bars without trial targeted at demoralising him and his people.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great prophet and liberator of our time, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the plot by Nigeria government and her DSS in Abuja not to produce our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to court on 21st October 2021, the date he is due to appear in court to start his case.
“The federal government of Nigeria has again perfected plans not to bringing him to court on that day. Their wicked plan is to perpetually keep him behind bars without trial to see if they can demoralise him and Biafrans but they are late.
“If the federal government refuses to bring him to court in his next court appearance on October 21, 2021, the entire Biafra land will be on total lock down for one month.
“The federal government will know that they cannot take us for granted any more. Our peaceful disposition as a people should not be misconstrued as weakness.
“Nigeria cannot incarcerate our leader illegally and expect things to be normal again. If by October 21, Kanu is not brought to court, Nigeria will know that Kanu commands the unflinching loyalty of over 60 million Biafrans home and in Diaspora.
“By keeping our Leader out of circulation his health will be in jeopardy and we won’t allow this. The Fulani-controlled Nigeria Government must tell us why it will choose to disobey court orders and expect citizens to watch like conquered slaves.
“They are busy granting amnesty to terrorists and bandits killing their soldiers and citizens but keeping peaceful agitators in perpetual detention.
“Their plan is to suppress agitation and force everyone into submission but Biafrans won’t succumb to their intimidation. We are a different people. Their plan is to silence agitations for freedom as championed by Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Ighoho so that the Fulani from across Africa will overrun Nigeria.
“They can’t conquer Biafra land as they have conquered Hausa and other indigenous tribes in Nigeria.”