“I just realised I was working for a family business”, Solomon Egbo, Kanu’s former ally attacks him again
By Solomon Egbo
Nnamdi Kanu is very far from the image of an Arab dictator like Saddam. Yet when you look at the behavior of the regime, it behaves very much like a typical, brutal Arab dictatorship—massive torture, massive killing of civilians, indiscriminate and deliberate torture against those who opposed his command and control.
Biafra land has reacted with horror to Nnamdi Kanu’s brutality, but while his cruelty is nothing new in the IPOB, his transformation is more perplexing. What could possibly have so changed Nnamdi Kanu, who promised to reform Africa, into a tyrant so desperate to hold on to power that he would eventually order the killing of his own people to do so?
Ask 10 different Biafran people and you’ll get 10 different answers. No one really knows if Nnamdi Kanu ever genuinely cared about the reformist ideas he initially championed, but there was at least some early inclination towards economic liberalism. What we do know is that these desires were repeatedly trampled by two factors: the entrenched authoritarianism of the forces around him, and the instincts that shaped him.
Few months ago, I realized that I’m not working for a country, I’m working for a family business. I discovered that all this about reforms was wrong; it was bullshit and propaganda. So it’s time to inform the Biafran people about what has happening so they would push for a real reforms themselves. I remember thinking to myself at that moment that he had drunk the Kool-Aid of power and that he would be IPOB leader for life.
Nnamdi’s paranoia is now noticeably increase. He became a psychopath, believing that if you are not with me, you are against me, and you should be killed.
His brain doesn’t keep him up at night telling him not to do these terrible things because he thinks he’s the representative of Elohim (the living God); that people who are against him are sinning against Elohim (the living God).
The question of what turns a man into a monster is never an easy one. For Nnamdi, it’s possible the seeds of brutality were planted very early on, lying dormant but ready to emerge when the time was right. Or perhaps he simply succumbed to a system that for decades has existed in Africa with the principle goal of keeping hold of power.
Nnamdi is being more brutal on his own people than Saddam ever did.