The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has declared that Nigeria will burn if the federal government goes ahead with their plans to re-arrest him.
In a recent interview with The Sun, Kanu who was reacting to moves by the government to re-arrest him for breaching his bail condition said he has not committed any offence or crime.
He said the bail conditions were unconstitutional as it violated his rights to speak, be heard and to associate with people.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari was the one who broke the laws by disobeying court orders to release him unconditionally.
He said Buhari and his cousin, Lawal Daura are the ones who should be detained for flagrant disobedience to court orders.
“Before now, Nnamdi Kanu is Igbo, he is a Biafran and can be arrested and nothing will happen but that would not be anymore, it would no longer happen.
“Quote me verbatim. If I’m re-arrested, this country will burn, I assure you. From where that oil money they depend on, they can no longer have access to it. I assure them that. This is not empty threat. We’re IPOB, we don’t abandon our own.
“I will sacrifice anything including my family to ensure that Biafra is restored. Any obstacle on my way will be obliterated. I’m not asking for Sokoto; I’m not asking for Kaduna, or Borno, I said this very land where my progenitors raised us; the land of our ancestors; of over 5, 000 years old, this land must be free, absolutely free, I assure you of that. The way we were before the whiteman came; had the white man not come, I would have no relationship with Sokoto, non whatsoever.
“The whiteman is not God, only God can create a nation, Lord Luguard is not God, only God can create a nation. I can tell you the day Nigeria was created even till the exact second and hour, but you can’t tell me when Biafra was created. It came as a result of organic interaction of cultures and value systems and traditions fussed into one to make Biafra a possibility, that is how nations emerge.
“By the collision of commonalities and value systems, not one idiot somewhere pontificating and dictating to us who should be in a country or not. Other African people can accept it, Nnamdi Kanu cannot accept that. The whiteman is not God and cannot create a country for me. Have Nigerians sat round the table to say we have agreed that our name is Nigeria? We want to live together; perhaps, there will be a strong argument against what I’m proposing. Right now, what we are seeking to do is go back to where we were before 1914. From there, we can then begin to negotiate and discuss,” he said.
Kanu stated that a superior force, in heaven, Chukuokike Abiama, the Almighty God in heaven, was fighting for IPOB. He said it is His battle and not Nnamdi Kanu or IPOB’s battle.
He said God gave him a message for Biafra which is that “Biafra is coming and that we must remain very strong and resolute. The only thing He requires of us is to worship Him, that’s all He wants us to do and not to worship idol and Biafra will come and the world will see and will testify it. The Igbo should turn away from idolatry and face God and Him alone, that’s the message he said I should give my people.”
On Buhari’s recent broadcast that Nigeria’s unity is non-negotiable, Kanu said he does not believe Buhari was the one that wrote the speech neither does he believe that he was the one that read it.