Biafra: 18 Men Died Defending Me —Nnamdi Kanu
By Rudolph Okonkwo
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB], Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has warned those who take IPOB for granted that they are playing with fire.
Mazi Kanu made this known during an interview with IrokopostTV’s Rudolf Okonkwo.
He said: “You think as I am, 18 men died defending me to get me out of my house, then you kill me and they will keep quiet?”
“Seriously speaking, is that what any sensible person will think? This hardcore IPOB?”
During a New York Town hall meeting, the IPOB leader had said that if anything happened to him, millions of suicide bombers would strike northern cities.
When offered the chance to clarify, he said:
“If you want to know what will happen, then arrange to have me killed. Then you will see what will happen.”
On what he learned from the experience of the men who fought during the first Biafran struggle, Kanu said that the day the former Biafran leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, declared for NPN was the end of the Igbo race.
“From that day till today, we haven’t recovered,” he said, “and we will likely never recover until Biafra comes.”
The Biafran leader said that Ojukwu was deceived by those working for the Fulanis to join politics under the impression that he could get Biafra through politics. He said IPOB had learnt that lesson and would never join partisan politics.
“We were raised believing that our messiah (Ojukwu) will come back,” he said. “And when Ojukwu comes back, that all the Fulanis and Hausas will run away. He came back and joined them.”
Mazi Kanu said that it was from that day that Igbo people started the stampede to be servants of the Hausa.
On whether he called Asari Dokubo a big belly coward and accused him of receiving $10 million dollars from the government, Kanu, deflected the question.
“If I say you are a criminal, I tell the world what you stole,” he said. “I’m not a village drop out.”
He went on to vow that, “most of these people controlled by the Northern Fulani leadership cannot stop Biafra.” He added, “they will try and try, they will never succeed.”
Mazi Kanu went on to blame what he called the Yoruba media for changing the narrative of his ordeal with the Nigerian state.
“That is why I hate the Yoruba media with passion,” he said. “The Yoruba media will make you feel that talking about Biafra is a crime.”
He went on to state that demanding for secession is allowed in Nigeria’s constitution.