Following the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB has described the silence of South-East and South-South Governors as “loathsome and distasteful.”
According to reports, the secessionist group stated that when governors and leaders of other regions were strongly speaking for their own in the country, the South-East and South-South governors had kept mute since Kanu was ‘abducted’ in Kenya and extradited to Nigeria in June.
This was reportedly disclosed by IPOB in a statement signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful.
According to the statement, “We the global family of Indigenous People of Biafra, ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, find it loathsome and distasteful, the complacent attitude of South-East and South-South governors and religious leaders over the fate of our leader following his abduction and extradition from Kenya to Nigeria.”
It disclosed that, “It’s baffling that since June 19th when Kanu was abducted in Kenya and brought back to Nigeria in clear violation of international laws, the South-East and South-South governors and religious leaders are yet to openly condemn the act or take any action to register their displeasure with the impunity of the Federal Government of Nigeria.”
It stated that, “Sheikh Abubakar Gumi and Fulani governors in the North have never hidden their support for bandits and killer herdsmen, who they have consistently advocated amnesty for, but religious leaders from Biafra land are sore afraid to talk about the release of Nnamdi Kanu, who committed no crime but to ask for the freedom of his people including these leaders and their families.”
The statement also disclosed that, “We are watching and keeping records. When the chips are down, we will know who is who.”