The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of its Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is detained at the Department of State Services, DSS, headquarters, Abuja.
The fresh demand by the pro-Biafra movement is based on information from several security services that terrorists are preparing to assault Abuja’s objectives.
A report from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, or NSCDC, which was leaked, stated that terrorists were preparing coordinated strikes on important cities like Abuja.
Other security services also provided intelligence indicating that Boko Haram and the Islamic State West of Africa Province, or ISWAP, intended to strike Abuja and the states of Lagos, Kaduna, Kogi, Katsina, and Zamfara.
As a result, the Federal Capital Territory ordered the closure of all private schools in Abuja earlier this week as a precaution.
The Federal Government College Kwali, which is one of the Unity Colleges run by the Federal Ministry of Education and is situated in Abuja’s Kwali Area Council, had also been ordered to close immediately.
IPOB has warned that nothing should happen to Kanu since the Federal Government has refused to release or relocate him from Abuja to a safer place.
A statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, read: The attention of the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been drawn to the sudden closure of all the Government public schools operating in Abuja because of the threats from terrorists to take over Abuja and entire Nigeria; IPOB, therefore, demands immediate release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from DSS dungeon in Abuja by Nigeria Government.
“We are reminding Nigeria and her Security Agencies that the world, through the UN Right group, has mandated the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi KANU and the appropriate compensation paid to him without delay because he committed no crime against Nigeria and her sovereignty.
“The UN Group warned that if anything untoward happens to him, it will be disastrous to Nigeria, and IPOB is ready to carry this order to the letter.
“We are advising Fulani terrorists government of Nigeria to urgently release Mazi Nnamdi KANU unconditionally before their planned jihad in Abuja.
“We are monitoring them and the shenanigans they are playing with their terrorist collaborators to take over the government.
“IPOB is neither bothered nor interested in the plan of the terrorists to overrun the Nigeria government, which we have rejected. Our concern is the safety of our leader.
“We, therefore, demand that the Nigerian government release the leader of IPOB because he committed no crime as enunciated by the UN Right group.
“Nigeria’s closing of schools, businesses, and other activities because of Fulani terrorists threat to attack Abuja clearly shows that Abuja is no longer safe for people to live.
“Hence our demand for the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi KANU before anything happens to him. We demand prompt and complete implementation of the UN directives concerning Mazi Nnamdi KANU.
“Binta Nyako and her jurists should know that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s life is in danger while being detained in DSS custody in Abuja. Again, she should know that these terrorists attacked Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, War Training College Jaji in Kaduna, Kuje Prisons Abuja and other security facilities in Abuja. Therefore, the DSS facility is not immune to attacks by these state-sponsored terrorists.
“The Nigeria Government and its compromised security agencies must understand that danger is coming from their brothers whom they groomed to ravage and pillage the country.”
“We pity those Igbo leaders and politicians who committed crimes in Igboland and ran to Abuja thinking nothing would happen.
“The narratives have changed, and they will run to Lagos, but Lagos will not be safe for them, then they will come back home soon and answer questions unless they run abroad.
“One day, all the evil and killer politicians from BIAFRA land will be held accountable, and only the good ones will walk as free men and women.
“This is an opportunity to make peace with your people because danger is approaching to Nigeria soon, the country has collapse. “