Chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has issued new conditions to the Nigerian authorities, earlier than he can have a dialogue over the agitation for Biafra.
Kanu, in a press release signed by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Highly effective, stated he was prepared if the federal authorities will take into account a referendum on self-determination for the Biafran folks.
He additionally insisted that the assembly ought to happen at a impartial venue and arranged by the United Nations.
“However even now, if a Nigerian authorities was keen to speak actually and brazenly about our calls for and to think about a referendum on self-determination for the Biafran folks, in a impartial area supplied by the United Nations, I might be there on the desk.
“Look around Africa today. There are some countries with a functioning democracy, where the rule of law is respected and free and fair elections allowed. But not Nigeria, our struggle for self-determination is the struggle of Africa’s post-colonisation from Algeria to the Cape. If we can achieve this, perhaps we can lead other African countries to bring democracy and respect for law and human rights into the lives of African peoples,” the assertion learn.
Kanu defined that he wished a impartial venue, due to the invasion of his house in Umuahia in 2017 by the Nigerian Military.
“The boys (troopers) who got here to my household house in September 2017 got here to kill me. I don’t doubt this. In the event that they wished to arrest me or query me, they might have despatched the police or brokers of the DSS. Why ship troopers skilled to kill, if to not kill? I had wished my day in court docket in 2017, however the navy response tells me that the rule of legislation in Nigeria has collapsed.
“The assault took its toll on my dad and mom. My mom suffered coronary heart problems because of the trauma and stress of the Nigerian military’s invasion of my home. She grew to become very sick and died earlier this yr. It will not be an overstatement to say that the first explanation for my mom’s dying was Operation Python Dance 2.
“I’ve misplaced a mom. My father, a powerful man, a chief amongst Biafrans, has misplaced his life’s companion. Sadly, we now have watched his well being decline for the reason that assault on our house and my mom’s dying.
“I mourn my mother. I mourn my entire IPOB family member who had given their lives to protect mine,” he added.