Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, yesterday, warned his faithful not to fall prey to the desire of the devil to ‘desecrate’ Igbo land.
Kanu spoke through IPOB’s lead counsel Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor after his visit to Kanu where he is being detained at the custody of the Department of State Services in Abuja. Kanu is being tried over an alleged running a proscribed organisation, jumping bail and treason.
Ejiofor quoted Kanu as saying that ‘the devil’s desire is to desecrate our land and destroy it’, hence he cautioned that his faithful ‘should not give them room for that to happen’.
According to Ejiofor, “Kanu is still in disbelief that any true son of the soil will participate in committing atrocious acts on our land, and still maintained that our enemies are behind the ongoing carnage.”
Kanu also told his followers to abide by messages coming from his attorneys. Quoting Ejiofor, “Kanu implored Ezigbo UmuChineke to remain more focused, and desist from paying underserved attention to detractors, who are relentlessly seeking to destroy the legacy he has laboured to build over the years.
“Onyendu (Kanu) reiterated that resoluteness, uncommon solidarity, and unshaken loyalty to his message of peace, and allied messages coming from his formidable structure should remain the guiding principle for Ezigbo UmuChineke. It is his ultimate desire to see our land develop at fast pace, as there is no proper economic development in the South-East region.
“Also, Ezigbo UmuChineke are reminded to note that the enemies, who are fighting like wounded lions at this point we are making serious progress towards Onyendu’s total freedom, are not alone, because their evil wish is for him to remain incarcerated. Otherwise, there is no explanation for their unruly behaviour.
“Onyendu further directed every Ezigbo UmuChineke to take out time to carefully read the British Government’s legal documents filed in response to his suit against the British Authority in the United Kingdom.
“A cursory glimpse at these processes will simply reveal to all and sundry an interesting lesson. You will understand that the reason as to why the British Government has not firmly intervened in a case affecting their citizen is because they despise our people. This is the extent to which our enemies can go.
“Onyendu continued to urge for total restraint and circumspection among Ezigbo UmuChineke. He assured you all that he is very optimistic of a fruitful outing at the Supreme Court, trusting in the power of the Almighty ChukwuOkike Abiama.
“He thanked Ezigbo UmuChineke who have not detoured from his guiding principles, while assuring you all that your uncommon solidarity and relentless prayers have continued to sustain him, and he is indeed, profoundly grateful to you all.”