BIAFRA: Nnamdi Kanu Petions US, UK over Arrest Of 70 IPOB Members
The leader of The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has on Friday said he had petitioned the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) over the arrest of 70 pro-Biafrans by the Nigerian police in Imo State.
The Exile leader disclosed this in a statement it released through IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful.
In the letter, Kanu warned that the proscribed group might result to violence should the incessant arrest continue.
The Statement Reads thus:
“We wish to draw the attention of the creator of Nigeria, Almighty Great Britain through the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, the UK in Nigeria, the US State Department through US Mission Nigeria, to the deliberate and orchestrated provocations/actions of the government against peaceful Biafrans.
“Without provocation and having not committed any crime known to law, a group of Biafrans numbering over 70 were arrested, humiliated and detained by Isaac Olutayo Akinmoyede, Police Commissioner in Imo State.
“Despite the daily carnage and mayhem in Imo State by herdsmen, no one has been arrested and detained in the police custody.
“Police are yet to arrest or parade suspects involved in the killings and destruction of farmlands in the State.
“This same police had the temerity to detain innocent people going about their business because they are Biafrans.
“Is the state governor and commissioner for police saying that Biafrans can be arrested at will even when no crime has been committed but herdsmen are free to roam and kill at will.
“This level of provocation is unacceptable. If and when Biafran people decide to take matters into their own hands, let it be on record that the duo caused it. Peaceful agitation should not be construed as weakness,” he said