The President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo, has alleged that the Nigeria Government was creating situations to terrorise people of Biafra. Nwodo made the call while reacting to the continuous detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Speaking with Press, the President General of the Pan Igbo-political organisation wondered why the Nigeria Government is refusing to obey court orders to release Mazi Kanu while no member of Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram is been made to face trial for their activities.
He said, “On the Nigeria Government’s refusal to release the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu This is a country operated by the rule of law. The whole essence of the rule of law is the separation of powers and independence of the judiciary. When the executive does not respect the rulings of the judiciary, we are in a state of anarchy.
“The courts have, two times, asked for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafran’s standing treason trial. I don’t know why our sons and daughters are still being held. I don’t understand the security threat that Nnamdi Kanu poses that he will continue to be incarcerated.
“I know that Boko Haram is an armed organisation, which has invaded Nigeria with reckless abandon; occupied territories, some of which have been recovered; mounted flags that are not Nigerian flags; and displaced local and traditional authorities.
“Some of them who were captured have been released. Some of them escaped from detention. Can you imagine a terrorist escaping from detention? Some of them claimed to have renounced Boko Haram and one of them came back with a girl he abducted and they were received in Aso Rock. I do not know of anyone of them on trial in any of our
“What has the Biafran children done in comparison? In the Niger-Delta, there are Avengers, who have blown up oil wells and pipes. The government is going to negotiate with them. There are all kinds of government policies and programmes aimed at addressing their grievances and travails.
“But if it concerns the Igbo, they even concoct situations in order to terrorise the Igbo. It took the Amnesty International to shout before everybody began to take it seriously that 177 people were killed summarily without trial just because they were demonstrating as Biafrans.