Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu on Monday said that he was dedicating his life for the cause of Biafra like Jesus Christ dedicated his for the salvation of mankind. Kanu explained that his decision to restore the nation of Biafra was not a personal choice, rather a mandate from the Most High God (Chiukwu-okike-abiama), which was assigned to him from time immemorial.
He said that the restoration of the nation of Biafra is a priority and a project which must be achieved under the watchful eyes of the IPOB under his leadership, saying that it is an arduous task that must be accomplished in order to lead his people out of the contraption called Nigeria, without fear of death.
The Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful, in a press statement yesterday quoted Kanu as telling some sympathizers who visited him in prison that he had dedicated his life to restore Biafra, just as our Lord Jesus Christ dedicated His own life for the salvation of mankind.
Kanu had told his visitors: “The reason my mother gave birth to me was to restore and save Biafrans. I also promise that the Biafran race will be a cleaned up nation and all the people of Biafra will come back home, if they are living outside the country, to the new nation. Our people will no longer wander on the road again”.
He asked: “How can I encourage the people of Biafra to work towards the upbringing of Nigeria, when we don’t hear the same language, don’t eat the same food and don’t have the same culture. In fact, if we come to their land to practice our culture and religion, we will be beheaded. Their women wear hijab, and Biafran women don’t, and on the point that our women don’t wear hijab and we don’t practice the same religion, they will see us as infidels and then, we will be beheaded. We are 100 per cent Christians. These people are Muslims who see killing as a culture.
“In Biafra where we originated from,, it will be hard for our people to kill a human being, because in my language a human being is called MMANDU, which means in English language the beauty of life. Now, you can see it will never work, the only solution is Biafra.”
Kanu emphasised that “there is no regret in his dictionary,” adding that “he is ready to spend a thousand years in a prison. “
He further explained: “And also we are not trying to secede from Nigeria. We are older than Nigeria. You can only talk about seceding if Biafrans are they ones that colonized Nigeria. But we are older than that contraption. So we can’t secede rather we just want to go back the way we were before the British came. It is Biafra or nothing, Nigerians knows that.”