The Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) has said the only way Nigeria can be saved is if its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is released.
The secessionist group made the remark on Saturday, in reaction to a statement by a civil society organisation, Save Nigeria Movement, SNM, criticising the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee for recommending the release of Kanu from the custody of the Department of State Services.
The Committee Chairman, Obinna Aguocha, had called on the Nigerian government and the DSS, to release the IPOB leader unconditionally from solitary confinement following an investigation by the ad hoc committee, saying that was the only solution to ending insecurity in the South East.
IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful in a staement on Saturday, accused Save Nigeria Movement of displaying their bigotry by casting aspersions on Aguocha’s image.
The statement reads: “We the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is asking, “how can charlatans form a group to save a dying nation and at the same time promote the demise of the same country through their display of ignorance?”
“Hon. Aguocha is a stakeholder in the Southeast and knows exactly the root cause of the insecurity in the Southeast. But for the fact that the Nigerian government is sponsoring insecurity as a reason to continue the illegal detention of Mazi Nnamdi KANU, they will use their attack dogs like SNM to attack anyone who calls for the release of Mazi Nnamdi KANU.
“It is non-negotiable that the Nigerian government must obey the Appeal Court judgments that have discharged and acquitted Mazi Nnamdi KANU. Should the government insist on the Supreme Court verdict, the eyes of the world are on the Nigeria Supreme Court to legalize the International Crime of extraordinary rendition.
“If SNM members are not deluded, they should retract their unguarded statements and petition against Aguocha. Also, they should tell the Nigerian government to respect her own rule of law by releasing Mazi Nnamdi KANU unconditionally, as the courts have declared. By doing so, SNG can save Nigeria if they wish.”