The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Maxi Nnamdi Kanu, says he is relieved that his organisation has been exonerated from accusations of kidnapping continually levelled against it.
He spoke while reacting to the inside disturbing revelations made by Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, Dr. Samuel Kalu-Uche, on his experiences inside the kidnappers’ den.
Recall that the Methodist Prelate was kidnapped last week and a ransom of N100 million was paid to secure his release along with two other travelling companions.
Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra were first accused of being behind the kidnapping until the Methodist Prelate regained freedom and not only revealed the identities of those who seized him, but fueled the worrisome allusions to the Nigerian Army’s complexity in the operations of the killer Fulani herdsmen.
Kanu, who spoke through his counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, from the Department of State Services Abuja, thanked God for exposing persons committing the sacrilegious acts in Igbo land.
He then called for all hands to be on deck to flush out the criminal elements behind the spate of bloodletting and insecurity in the South East.
In a statement by the IPOB lawyer Kanu said he is pleased with the “unprecedented success so far recorded in containing the monsters” causing mayhem in the region. He also appreciated his teeming followers for their “solidarity, resoluteness and unflinching support”.
The statement read, “Consistent with the subsisting Court-Ordered guideline, we visited our amiable Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, today.
“The fulcrum of our brief centered exclusively on our legal undertakings and prospects of a positive outing on the next adjourned date, having reviewed the entirety of our legal strategies thus far.
“Onyendu was enthused with the news of seeming de-escalation in criminal activities in the south East and promptly directed for a sustained action towards total sanity on our land.
“Onyendu was delighted that UMUCHINEKE is being vindicated by the startling revelations which are irresistibly exposing the strangers in our land, and their criminal gangs alike, who are kidnapping on our soil on a daily basis.
“Onyendu maintained that NO SON OF THE SOIL should pause until all forms of criminalities are totally eradicated from our land, he insisted that our land should no longer be a safe haven for those who kidnap for ransom, kill or indulge in any form of prohibited acts.
“Onyendu thanked ChukwuOkike Abiama for exposing these criminals behind the sacrilegious activities on our land and stressed further that there will be no hiding place anymore for these unscrupulous elements who are desecrating our land, hiding in bushes, and arrogating the rights of landlords/overlords of our lands to themselves.
“He is profoundly pleased with the unprecedented success so far recorded in containing these monsters who have nothing/ no connection whatsoever with his freedom movement. IPOB has been vindicated!
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“Onyendu commended Ezigbo UmuChineke for their solidarity, resoluteness, and unflinching support. He continues to encourage you all to remain focused, calm, and firm, as it is only a matter of time before this onerous path will be exited.
The IPOB leader again reiterated his call for the release of Mrs. Ukamaka Ejezie the newspaper vendor popularly known as ‘Mama Biafra’ in Abia State.
“Onyendu directed that all legal options should be intensified to ensure the immediate release of Mrs. Ukamaka Ejezie (Mama Biafra) who is presently being held in the solitary confinement of the state security service.
“Onyendu was however impressed with the extent of legal engagements aggressively being deployed to ensure that she regains her freedom within the shortest possible time.
“We are not relenting in our effort to see it happen, the same energy is also being dissipated to ensure the release of all UMUCHINEKE illegally arrested and still detained across the detention facilities of various security Agencies.
“We implore you all to intensify in your supplications and prayers, as it is impacting so positively UMUCHINEKE.
“This phase shall come to pass soon”, the statement added.