The Newly Appointed Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, VON Osita Okechukwu has described the rude behaviour of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as a boy who went on radio to cause “disaffection by calling Nigeria a zoo country.”
The All Progressives Congress, APC Chieftain and Enugu state Born Politician made the statement while speaking with New Telegraph, ”This is a boy, who is living in United Kingdom and has little or nothing do to with us here in Nigeria.
He said, “If he is being tried, has the Supreme Court said he should be released? To me, the Igbos are highly accepted in this country. Forget about the civil war because most countries also passed through the same road, even the United States
“So we must forget about the past and move ahead. If you look at it democratically, the Igbos have never at a time said they want to leave Nigeria.
”Between 1995 and 1996, the Igbos set up a secretariat for the Constitutional Conference organized by the General Sani Abacha regime.”
Kanu, who doubles as the Director of Radio Biafra is currently facing trial before Justice Binta Nyako on crime charges.
Meanwhile, The leadership of pro-Biafra group, Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, has stated that no amount of intimidation from police and other security agencies will stop its struggle for the separation of the South Eastern part of the country from Nigeria.
The group said this while calling on the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris to order the Ebonyi State Police Command to bring back all its properties that were unlawfully carted away during its raid on the premises of the group in 2013.
Addressing newsmen in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, leader of BIM in Ebonyi state, Nwifuru John who gave the list of the items with the police to include, ID cards, 6 pairs of boots, uniforms, 48 plastic chairs and N250,000 cash.
BIM as a non-violent organization and wondered why the police were in the habit of disobeying court orders in favour of the group.
The group further accused the police of regular intimidation, harassment and unlawful arrest and detention of members of MASSOB in the state.
His words, “As freedom fighters, no amount of persecution and intimidation would deter the group from pursuing its core objective of actualizing the sovereign state of Biafra in the near future.”
leader of BIM accused the police of disobeying court verdicts which had ordered the police to pay compensation of N2 million and N5 million respectively for damages against the group.