The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has urged the Federal Government to transfer its Supreme Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to a prison in the eastern part of the country following Tuesday’s terrorist attack on Kuje Prison, Abuja.
The pro-Biafra group made the demand in a statement issued on Thursday by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful.
KEMI FILANI NEWS had reported that IPOB said the invasion of Kuje Prison in Abuja was a plot by terrorists to eliminate its members incarcerated in the facility.
Powerful stated that IPOB doubt the ability of the Federal Government to protect its detained members at the Kuje prison,
The statement partly read, “We, the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, under our great leader, Nnamdi Kanu, wish to let the world know that IPOB members were profiled and detained in Kuje Prison yards for simply being indigenous to Biafra and of Igbo race,” the group said.
It further warned that it would not take it easy should anything happen to its members.
“We have their (IPOB members) details and want them alive because if anything untoward happens to our comrades, who are detained in Kuje, IPOB will never take it easy.
“It is high time these innocent folks are released. Nigeria cannot continue to detain them indefinitely while allowing terrorists and bandits to come and slaughter them under disguised arrangements.
“A very pertinent question to ask is how can bandits and terrorists be rampaging the North, even supposedly attacking the President’s convoy and breaking into prison yards to release their colleagues, while the government deployed and continue to deploy battalion of soldiers to occupy many peaceful communities in Biafraland?
“Our intelligence unit uncovered an evil plan against our leader. We are, therefore, demanding that our leader, Kanu, be transferred immediately to a prison in the Eastern region for his safety.
“If anything untoward happens to him, Nigeria will see and feel total and consuming madness. Even after the Biafran nation’s freedom is fully achieved, they will never have peace.”