The Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) on Monday accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai and others of plotting to kill its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
In a press statement signed by IPOB Publicity Secretary, Mr Emma Powerful, and made available to CHECKPOINTCHARLEY, the group said Kanu has recently been receiving threats to his life from known individuals and groups over his utterances.
Mr. Powerful 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.
He said IPOB was worried over the constant threats to the life of its leader, whose only sin, according to him, 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.
Others listed by the pro-Biafra group as a threat to Kanu’s life was a former Chief Security officer to Abacha, Major Hamza Al Mustapha, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, ex-Lagos State Police commissioner, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, former Borno State governor, Yerima Shetima.
IPOB also listed from the south east those it said were conniving to eliminate Kanu. They 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.
The statement partly 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.”