The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Tuesday said what members of his group need is referendum and not asylum.
Kanu was reacting to reports that the UK government was ready to grant asylum to persecuted IPOB members.
The IPOB leader, who spoke through the spokesman of the group, Emma Powerful commended the UK government for such gesture.
According to the statement, the gesture from the UK government has confirmed what the rest of the civilized world already know that IPOB members are not TERRORISTS but peaceful agitators and freedom fighters.
“We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great and indomitable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has noted with satisfaction the news that the United Kingdom has agreed to grant asylum to persecuted Biafra agitators resident in the UK.
“While we commend them for this bold initiative, we wish to most graciously remind them that what we Biafrans need and cherish the most is referendum and not asylum in the UK. We are tired of living in bondage in the devilish contraption called Nigeria they single-handedly created.
“We would not wish our children, now and generations unborn, to share the same geo-political space with those that reward terrorists and criminalize law abiding citizens. We particularly thank the UK government for confirming what the rest of the civilized world already know that the great IPOB worldwide family are not TERRORISTS but peaceful agitators and freedom fighters.
“That Nigeria is a country run by terrorists for the benefit of terrorists has been confirmed by this noble move by the United Kingdom. Aso Rock, the seat of power in Nigeria is a terrorist haven with serving ministers who are openly sympathetic to terrorists and their activities coming and going as they please, while freedom fighters are languishing in jail. We want freedom not asylum,” the statement reads.