The Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) has raised the alarm over a fresh plot to kill its leader, Mr Nnamdi Kanu by some retired and serving service chiefs, politicians from Igboland and some from the north.
A press statement made available to DAILY POST correspondent in Awka and signed by the IPOB Publicity Secretary, Mr Emma Powerful, stated that Kanu has recently been receiving threats to his life from known individuals and groups over his utterances.
The group said it is worried over the constant threats to the life of its leader, whose only sin they said was his constant attempt to liberate both Christians and Igbo indigenes in Nigeria from the plans by some elements in the north to annihilate them.
Powerful in the press release listed some of those who have at one time or the other openly threatened to kill its leader, saying that others who were nursing secret plots to do so have also been uncovered by the security arm of the group.
Former Chief Security officer to Abacha, Major Hamza Al Mustapha, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former Lagos State Police commissioner, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, former governor, Yerima Shetima were among those listed to be threatening the life of Kanu.
Others listed from the south east who were also conniving to eliminate Kanu are; Ohaneze Ndigbo led by Chief Nnia Nwodo, Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Gov, Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, Gov. David Nwaze Umahi of Ebonyi State, Methodist Prelate, Samuel Uche.
It said, “We understand that Federal Government of Nigeria mapped out huge amount of money and political positions for them to carry out the heinous crime against Kanu. We promise them that any attack on Nnamdi Kanu or assassination attempt will radicalize the struggle for Biafra independence to the point which no one can curtail the radicalism for Biafra independence anymore.
“IPOB members cannot stop half way because the struggle for Biafra quest for freedom is at the point of no return, therefore Government of Nigeria should fix a date for referendum where people will decide through their votes, whether to leave Nigeria or stay in Nigeria,” he said.