Nnamdi Kanu threatens Ekweremadu-style attack on southeast govs who travel abroad

Leader of separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu, has offered N1 million reward for credible information on overseas travel itinerary of Southeast governors.

The fugitive also warned other Igbo leaders except a senator, Mr Enyinnaya Abaribe, not to travel out of the country for their own good.

Kanu announced this in a live broadcast on the rogue radio station, Radio Biafra, on Sunday night.

He was speaking on the recent attack by some of his group’s members on a senator, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, in Germany and the spate of killings and kidnappings in southeast.

He said a member of IPOB has made the money available for credible information anytime the governors of Southeast and other leaders from the zone are traveling.

“So if you are working in any Government House in Southeast and you know which city in the world your governor is going to be, inform us so that we will mobilise against him and you will be rewarded with N1 million.”

In the 87 minutes broadcast, Kanu said the grudge of the group with the governors is that they proscribed the group.

“They and not the Federal Government of Nigerian proscribed IPOB,” said Kanu.

“They said they proscribed IPOB to douse rising tension in the region. What caused the tension, because the military raided my house in Umuahia,” he said.

He also accused them of secretly approving the abandoned Ruga policy of the federal government.

On the attack on Ekweremadu, the IPOB Leader said the ex-Deputy Senate President connived with the governors to proscribed his group.

“They also brought the army to raid my house in Umuahia. How many times has he spoken against the killings and kidnappings happening in his own state?” queried Kanu.

“He went to celebrate New Yam Festival in Germany when his people are being killed and our women being raped. Where did they get the new yam because there is none in Igboland since all the farmlands have been destroyed by herdmen”.

The IPOB Leader also accused Ekweremadu of embezzling money budgeted for construction of Enugu-Port-Hacourt Expressway by former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

Apart from the governors, Kanu listed others on the group’s overseas watchlist to include Ohaneze Ndigbo President-General, Mr John Nwodo, and Chief of Army Staff, Mr Tukur Buratai.

On Nwodo, Kanu accused him of accusing Igbo youth of carrying out recent killings, kidnappings and other criminal activities in Southeast especially in Enugu State.

For Buratai, Kanu said the group will never forgive him for his role in various killings and atrocities allegedly committed by the military in southeast

He warned them to steer clear of any foreign country for their own good.

“We have nominated five persons each in every country or the world who are ready to be arrested and jailed for this purpose. Many of us have been killed so what is there in going to jail”, he said.

He praised the outspokenness of Messers Abaribe and Femi Fani-Kayode.

“We campaigned for Abaribe’s re-election because he always spoke the truth everytime about what is happening in the country and today he is the highest political office holder in Igboland.

“Fani-Kayode is not an Igbo man but he always stands for the truth and so we have enormous respect for him”.

Kanu also claimed that the military plans to start another operation in Southeast targeted at his group.

Mr Kanu, who is being tried for treason in Nigeria, jumped bail and travelled abroad.

 

PT

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