The Indigenous People of Biafra on Friday described as “loathsome and distasteful” the supposed silence of South-East and South-South governors on the ordeal of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
According to the secessionist group, when governors and leaders of other regions were strongly speaking for their own in the country, the South-East and South-South governors had kept mute since Kanu was ‘abducted’ in Kenya and extradited to Nigeria in June.
It alleged that the attitude of governors and leaders of the two geopolitical zones was an indication that Kanu’s ordeal was being ‘celebrated’ by them.
IPOB stated this in a statement signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful.
The statement read, “We the global family of Indigenous People of Biafra, ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, find it loathsome and distasteful, the complacent attitude of South-East and South-South governors and religious leaders over the fate of our leader following his abduction and extradition from Kenya to Nigeria.
“It’s baffling that since June 19th when Kanu was abducted in Kenya and brought back to Nigeria in clear violation of international laws, the South-East and South-South governors and religious leaders are yet to openly condemn the act or take any action to register their displeasure with the impunity of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“This criminal silence strongly confirms our earlier understanding and fears that these hypocritical leaders and traitors may be part of our leader’s ordeal. While leaders from other zones are courageously speaking up for their own, gvernors and religious leaders from South-East and South-South have kept mute for reasons best known to them.
“Sheikh Abubakar Gumi and Fulani governors in the North have never hidden their support for bandits and killer herdsmen, who they have consistently advocated amnesty for, but religious leaders from Biafra land are sore afraid to talk about the release of Nnamdi Kanu, who committed no crime but to ask for the freedom of his people including these leaders and their families.
“We are watching and keeping records. When the chips are down, we will know who is who.”