IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu run away, Goes Into Hiding

Leader of the secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra
(IPOB), Kanu has gone into hiding following the declaration by
the Nigerian Army that the group is a terrorist organization.
Both Kanu, and other top leaders of the group, have according
to Punch, gone into hiding since the declaration.
Members of the group who spoke on the condition of anonymity
said it was a decision the group took together. They said:
We have to apply wisdom to whatever we are doing. We have
realised that there is a grand conspiracy against Kanu and other
top leaders of our group.
Just imagine barely few hours after the Nigerian military
declared members of IPOB and other pro-Biafran groups as
terrorists, our own governors came up with their own outright
ban of our activities.
This definitely will give the soldiers and other security agencies
the opportunity to arrest our leader and mount a deadly
clampdown on all IPOB members. So, it is better to operate
from a hideout for now.
Nnamdi Kanu’s brother, popularly known as Fine Boy, has said
only his brother can disclose where he is at the moment. He
Only my brother can tell Nigerians where he is, I can’t. I
don’t know why the Army should call IPOB a terrorist
organisation, it is out of their desperation to arrest Nnamdi and
frustrate the Biafran struggle. We have petitioned the United
Nations and the European Union.
The world knows that IPOB is a non-violent organisation, we
don’t carry arms, we don’t kill, and we believe violence can
never solve any problem.
Nnamdi will soon disclose his current location and IPOB will
also react to the proscription of the group by the South-East
governors’ forum.
IPOB also condemned the South-East Governors for its ban,
saying they are disloyal.
The group said its demonstrations have been peaceful, and the
ban proves that the governors are at the forefront of the plan
to eliminate its leader Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement released by the group’s media and publicity
secretary, Emma Powerful, the group said:
We want to find out how the governors who do not know the
foundations of IPOB, would make such a statement when they
know that IPOB had staged 297 peaceful protests and rallies
both at home and in Diaspora without a single record of
violence or crime.
With the record on ground, IPOB under Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is
one of the most peaceful organised freedom fighting group in
the world today.
It is dangerous that the governors who are the chief security
officers of their respective states in the zone would decide to
hand over their people to the enemies who were out to kill,
maim and destroy because of their selfish reasons.
We are also aware that late Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
and General Philip Effiong protected their people during the first
pogrom and ethnic cleansing from 1966 to 1970.
These governors and their collaborators are in the forefront to
eliminate our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other peaceful
members of IPOB. It is on record that IPOB activities are
peaceful since the inception and nobody can prove where and
how IPOB activities became violent overnight.
The soldiers brought in to eliminate or murder our leader and
IPOB members, including the innocent civilians across Biafra
land, are still going from house to house picking anyone
suspected to be IPOB or seen with any Biafra insignia.
IPOB under Kanu must remain a nonviolent group in the pursuit
for Biafra freedom, despite the high handedness meted against
IPOB members and our leader.

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