Following reports of threats to the lives of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and others standing trial, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has warned the federal government.
Kanu alongside Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, are currenting facing trial before the Justice Binta Nyako – led Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for charges bordering on treasonable felony.
In a statement, the National Leader of MASSOB, Comrade Uchenna Madu, said the secret trial of Kanu and others will not see the light of the day.
He stated that the group will never succumb to any form of intimidation by the Federal Government.
The secessionist group maintained that it will continue to support and show solidarity to Kanu and other pro-Biafra agitators incarcerated.
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“The people of Biafra shall never succumb to this intimidation. The so-called secret trials will never see the light of the day because my brothers, Nnamdi Kanu and others, did not commit any crime,” Madu said.
This is coming at a time when the founder of MASSOB, Raph Uwazruike described Kanu as a fraudster who has no genuine interest for Biafra, stressing that he was willing to testify against him openly.
Uwazuruike said this in Owerri, Imo state, while responding to rumours that the federal government wants him to testify against Kanu in secret. He insisted he could do so openly if he wanted.
“Some unscrupulous elements in Biafra land are working with the Nigeria government and the DSS to hide under the screen to testify against Nnamdi Kanu,” Powerful said in a statement. “IPOB intelligence unit across the country uncovered plans and names of those to be used by the federal government to testify against our leader Nnamdi Kanu. “The Buhari government promised to allocate oil wells to Ralph Uwazuruike and his associates in crime against the leader of IPOB and Biafrans worldwide.
According to Daily post, Emma Powerful, spokesman of IPOB, had claimed Uwazuruike was promised oil wells by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, if he helped in nailing Kanu.
“To buttress our points, Raphael Uwazuruike and co were in contact with the DSS headquarters in Owerri and Abuja to perfect this heinous crime against humanity but right now they are in Abuja to compliment the whole arrangements to testify against the People of Biafra and our leader”, he added.
Uwazuruike described the allegations as laughable and stated that modern Biafra was his concept.