By Anayo Okoli & Chimaobi Nwaiwu
Nnewi—The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has attributed the continued incarceration of its leader and Director of Radio Biafra Mr. Nnamdi Kanu to what it called inexperience on the part of advisers that the All Progressives Congress, APC, led government of President Buhari is surrounding itself with.
Addressing newsmen in Nnewi after a meeting to strategize their activities to wade off confrontations from security operatives, IPOB Media and Publicity Officer, Mr. Emma Powerful said President Buhari by now should have known that if he had good advisers, they should have advised him to release the detained leader of Radio Biafra.
“If they actually want Buhari to succeed in his government, they should have advised him that there is no gain in further detaining Mr. Kanu because the resolve to actualize Biafra grows with each day Kanu stays in prison.
“Sometimes, we wonder the type of advisers the Nigerian President is surrounding himself with. If what they tell President Buhari is to resolve to fight everybody in Nigeria, we wonder if they tell him to continue the killing of innocent IPOB and other Biafra agitators. Nnamdi kanu
“We sometimes pause and pity the man because his advisers are not telling him the truth. If he has decided to exterminate this hated ethnic group, then he should wake up from his slumber.
“How can Buhari’s APC government be killing innocent, armless and non violent agitators on daily basis and he is keeping quiet? From who do the army, police and other security agencies take orders from? They should not push us to the wall. We have been warning that our leaders should be released without further delay.
“The truth is that President Buhari lacks good advisers, and prominent Nigerians who should advise him have all kept quiet because they want him to fail as he is failing in all the steps he has taken in his present administration. Look at Nigerian economy and the country they want us to be part of and see how it is nose-diving on daily basis. We in IPOB are telling Buhari to free our leaders .
“We only said we will defend ourselves in the face of another attack and his government and the police that is supervising the killing of our members became jittery.”