Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, has accused the Igbo, especially the elite, of abandoning Nnamdi Kanu, the IPoB leader, describing the action as a big shame.
In a statement issued by Ikechukwu Nnaji, an activists and social critics, and endorsed by Emma Powerful, the publicity secretary, the group said it was the biggest shame on the Igbo race to be silent over the disappearance of Kanu.
According to IPoB, it doesn’t matter from which perspective one has judged the matter, as Kanu was a “bold, innocent chap who was tagged a terrorist, was arrested, refused bail against court injunctions, later released on disagreeable grounds, and finally kidnapped by the same government (perhaps killed like his dog and immediate followers).”
It claimed the Nigerian government would never have spoken of restructuring if not for Kanu.
The group had kinder words for Federal Government “whose efforts had been to crush Kanu from time”, than for the Igbo race for always proving to be the greatest threat to their own progress as a people.
Only Nnamdi Kanu, IPoB said, understood that the current Nigerian structure would never guarantee the Igbo their due. It noted that the Igbo’s “South East is the only geopolitical zone out of the six with just five states out of 36, 15 senatorial slots out of 109, and 43 seats out of 360 federal constituencies.”
The group added: “We the Igbo must demand the release of Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government. He represents the new and most potent Igbo front to actualise and guarantee our stake and demand for our fair share as one of the three major ethnic components of Nigeria.
“And if he be dead as every evidence points, then we will have to wait another century for another of his kind to be born. Forgetting Kanu means throwing a hundred years behind our quest for self-determination as Ndigbo.
“Nnamdi Kanu must be found. He must not be forgotten like a dead chicken. At least, the Igbo (his own brothers) should not.
“Until then, Ndigbo remain a defeated race, shamefully complicit in their own annihilation agenda.”
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