Following the staggered attacks by hoodlums said to be loyal to Finland-based Simon Ekpa, Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has ordered the group to go after the hoodlums.
This was contained in a statement by Ifeanyi Ejiofor,IPOB’s lawyer.
According to Ejiofor, Kanu roundly condemned the spate of wanton and mindless killings and destructions carried out by the criminal elements.
Kanu also commiserated with those who lost their lives and/or their properties during the attacks.
Read the statement in full
UPDATE ON OUR TODAY’S VISIT TO OUR INDEFATIGABLE CLIENT – ONYENDU MAZI NNAMDI KANU AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SECURITY SERVICE (DSS), ABUJA, WHERE HE IS STILL BEING ILLEGALLY AND UNCONSTITUTIONALLY DETAINED IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT:
We visited Onyendu today, being the 12th day of December 2022, at the DSS Headquarters, Abuja, to provide him with relevant updates on pending actions on the appeal filed by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) at the Supreme Court, against the Judgment of the Court of Appeal, which discharged and prohibited further detention and/or trial/prosecution of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
We observed in the course of our briefing that apart from the fact that it is glaring even in layman’s view, that the Federal Government has practically abandoned the appeal by their deliberate refusal to file ANY Court process in prosecuting the appeal, which they initiated against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, there is the need to let the world know, as directed by Onyendu, that those presently responsible for the delay in assigning a date for the speedy hearing of this appeal before the Apex Court are the same people/institution who are relentlessly funding the criminals activities of the soulless elements who are fully paid to destroy our sacred land. Otherwise, the expeditious hearing of this appeal will determine the release/freedom of Onyendu, and will leave the criminal elements with no other option than to immediately vacate/desert our land.
Onyendu encourages everyone, most particularly, Foreign Governments and institutions to prevail on the judiciary to assign a date for the hearing of his appeal. Onyendu did not rule out plausible pressure from those who have been decimated in their own Court, but he is insisting that justice must be done and seen to be done in his case. Onyendu cited the instance where the Court was expeditious in granting an Order staying the execution of his judgment given by the same Court, but made a volte face when it comes to giving equal speedy attention to assignment of date in hearing of our appeal at the Apex Court.
In conclusion, Onyendu expressed firm confidence in the ability of his erudite legal team, ably led by the man of letters, our indefatigable Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, and our ability to beat the Federal Government of Nigeria to their own game, again.
Onyendu appreciated millions of his followers for not letting him down, particularly on his directive that the purported sit-at-home order, ordered by the known enemies of our land, was never obeyed. Onyendu directed that the criminals who are still on rampage, ostensibly being funded by the enemies of his peaceful movement in their desperate bid to ensure that our land is completely destroyed, should be fished out from their hideouts. Onyendu further requested that UmuChineke should monitor the modus operandi of these soulless beings, and discretely smoke them out from their various hide outs.
Onyendu roundly condemned the spate of wanton and mindless killings and destructions carried out by these criminal elements. He deeply commiserates with those who lost their lives and/or their properties during these attacks.
May Ezigbo UmuChineke, be reminded once again of the pains Onyendu is daily being subjected to, for the emancipation of his people. Do not forget in a haste that this great servant of his people daily injests over ten tablets of drugs, which drugs rarely comes through as and when needed. Some days, the DSS ignores his request and abandon him for days before coming back to him with the said medication. It is therefore, incomprehensible that Onyendu’s advice could be roundly flouted and/or ignored by these elements who claim to be acting in his interest; which situation calls for an in-depth scrutiny of these soulless beings with a view to determining whether Igbo blood actually run in their veins.
Onyendu remains profoundly grateful for your uncommon solidarity, love and loyalty, even as he continues to urge you all to remain law abiding as you have always demonstrated.
Thank you all, Ezigbo UmuChineke and remain blessed.
Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq. (KSC)
IPOB’s Lead Counsel
12th December, 2022.