U.S/Igbo veterans write Kenyan President, seeks unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu
Recalls how Zik saved his father, Jomo Kenyatta from hanging because of his agitation for freedom
A group, the American Veterans of Igbo Descent (AVID), has written Kenyan President, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, following the abduction and repatriation to Nigeria by Kenya’s security forces, of a Liberation Political Activist (LPA) and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
AVID reminded President Kenyatta how Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe saved his father, Jomo Kenyatta from hanging at the hands of British colonial masters while he was similarly agitating for freedom from colonialism.
According to AVID, Dr. Azikiwe, the premier of Eastern Nigeria, used money from Eastern regional government, hired local and international lawyers, went to Kenya, and pulled out Kenyatta from the British hangman’s noose.
The group expressed sadness and angst by Kenyatta’s “collusion with Nigerian Terrorist Government to abduct/kidnap an unarmed son and a Liberation Political Activist (LPA)” whom he should protect.
The group, therefore, urged Kenyatta to facilitate within reasonable time an “immediate and unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu”.
The letter, copied to the U.S. Department of State Public and Amb. Lazarus O. Amayo, Kenya Embassy, Washington D.C., reads in full:
Re: Kidnap/abduction of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (MNK).
Dear President Uhuru,
The American Veterans of Igbo Descent (AVID) just received an urgent Intel we need to explore with you bordering on the kidnap/abduction of a political activist globally known as Mazi Nnamdi Kanu – a Biafra/British citizen within your country.
AVID is comprised of Igbo Ethnic men and women who Honorably served or are currently serving in different Armed branches of the United States Military.
Under Title 38 of the U.S. Code, a veteran is defined as a “person who served in the Active Military, Naval, or Air Service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable.”
Veteran members of AVID are citizens from all the 50 states in the United States, born as Igbo men and women; and successfully served in the following United States Military Branches:
1. The United States Army
2. The United States Marine Corp
3. The United States Navy SEAL – Sea, Air, and Land specialists.
4. The United States Navy
5. The United States Airforce
6. The United States Coast Guard
7. The United States National Guard
8. The United States Space Force
9. U. S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers
10. The United Sates Army Guard, Air National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve
11. The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The nation called Nigeria has never known peace since the amalgamation of the north and south by the British in 1914. You might be aware of the historic Biafran war which lasted from 1967-1970.
The war was a quest for self-determination of the Igbo people – an attempted emancipation from Fulani terrorist Muslims. Statistically, 2.5-plus million Igbo children, women, and defenseless men perished in that genocide.
Because of the gruesome rape of young Igbo girls and married women, unprovoked killings, land grabbing, massacre, maiming by the Fulani men with no accountability. Eastern Nigeria men pillaged, slaughtered en mass within their indigenous ancestral land with no consequences and grand plan by Nigeria Fulani Islamic-led Jihadist government to violently eliminate all Igbo Judeo-Christian ethnic people and repopulate our ancestral land with Fulani Muslims; Nigeria government despicable act of support for Boko haram terrorists and Miyetti Allah Muslim Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN.
This association is the leadership of Fulani terrorists’ groups disguising as cattle herders in Nigeria.
A credible Civil Rights Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (MNK) established the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and a security outfit called Eastern Security Network (ESN) to protect our people.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been a target for assassination by Nigerian Government. There has been deployment of Army to his home to kill him an operation (coded operation python dance.) His home was riddled with bullets, 25 young men were killed; but he miraculously escaped.
We are therefore upset and saddened by your collusion with Nigerian Terrorist Government to abduct/kidnap an unarmed son and a Liberation Political Activist (LPA) whom you should have protected and celebrated in support of democracy and freedom.
A historical journey through memory lane shows that your father President Jomo Kenyatta was found guilty to be hanged by Britain because of his freedom agitation; same as Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whom you betrayed.
Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the premier of Eastern Nigeria, used money from Eastern regional government, hired local and international lawyers, came to Nairobi Kenya, and pulled out the head of Jomo Kenyatta from the British hangman’s noose. There is a street and market named in honor of your father in Igbo land.
Your father was accused of leading a terrorist organization called Mau-Mau just as Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whom you betrayed. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe delivered your father from death by hanging, and you delivered Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to be killed by terrorist Nigerian Government.
Ironically, your name “Uhuru” mean Freedom, but you stand against Freedom by your betrayal of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Do you not know that this Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whom you extradited to the Nigerian hangman is related to Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe who delivered your father from British hangman?
American Veterans of Igbo Descent Understanding:
Your government kidnapped a foreign Civil Political Agitator Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (MNK) and handed him over to the Terrorist Nigeria Government who embraces internationally recognized terrorist organization known as Boko Haram.
Your violent abduction and extradition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu endangered his life for political views he shares with your late father. Your action tantamount to Ad ignorantum because you quickly forgot the help your father received from Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (brother of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu), and without that help, you may not have been born.
Your government hostile and violent action of MNK’s seizure and abduction within your territory is a slap on the face of all Igbo Ethnic Nationality.
MNK’s abduction by your security agents has affirmed the consequent, which violates MNK’s United Nation stipulated Human Rights. How can you justify your dastardly action of kidnap and extraditing of MNK to the Nigeria terrorist Fulani Muslim Cabal leadership?
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu did not violate any known Kenya law or international law. You must as a matter of urgency ameliorate this degraded condition within reasonable time and call for immediate and unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Thank you in advance of your esteemed response, consideration, and attention to this matter.
God bless you and God bless the Kenyan people.
Chief Sylvester Onyia,
Dr. Godson Obiagwu,
AVID National Secretary