Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Nigerian separatist group – Indigenous People of Biafra, says the group will not hesitate to avenge the murder of any Biafran activist killed by government forces in Nigeria.
The leader of the separatist group, who expressed his anger at the killing of citizens by Nigerian government forces over the quest for an independent state known as Biafra, said it would now be “an eye for an eye”.
On August 23, 2020, a violent crackdown on members of the separatist group by government forces left at least twenty-one (21) people dead during a prayer meeting in Enugu, in the southeast of the country.
Police claimed responsibility for the attack and called the gathering “illegal”.
Kanu, who considers the security forces’ continued crackdown on IPOB members, provocative, said it is illegal because Nigeria’s constitution guarantees freedom of peaceful assembly.
Kanu said via a statement released on Monday, “Section 40 of the Constitution of the terror sponsoring Federal Zoological Republic of Nigeria,1999 provides as follows:
“”Every person shall be entitled to assembly freely and associate with other persons, and in particular he may form or belong to any political party, trade union or any Association for the protection of his interests”“.
“I wonder why they have an education system, albeit a dysfunctional one, a legal profession, law courts and law enforcemment agencies that cannot understand simple English nor possess the mental capacity to interprete something written in plain English
“Now you know why Nigga-eria is a certified Zoo.
If you kill us we will kill you.
If you arrest us, we arrest you.
Kidnap us and we kidnap you back. Leave us alone and we leave you alone.”