Embattled Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Sunday vowed that the group will avenge the death of 28 IPOB members allegedly killed during the invasion of his father’s compound at Afaraukwu in Umuahia, Abia State by the army.
Kanu, who claimed to be speaking from Israel, in a live speech on Radio Biafra as broadcast via the Facebook, promised he would return to Nigeria, saying, “I have missed you for 13 months. I pray for all of you seven times every day”.
He said the intelligence prowess of MOSSAD will be replicated within Biafran intelligence in order to avenge the death of the IPOB members, that of his cousin Adaku and Jack, his dog.
MOSSAD, HaMossad leModiin uleTafkidim Meyuadim, is the national intelligence agency of Israel.
The IPOB leader, who narrated how he and his family members escaped from the army, said that Biafra must be restored, noting that his people wanted a referendum for the Biafran State.
He said “Fulani killers” sent killers to his house “to kill my entire family;” noting that he “sustained a severe injury, while 28 men fell.”
According to Kanu, “No mortal can kill me; I will come back to Biafra land.”
The IPOB leader, who said he would not honour any court in Nigeria, said, “I cannot be tried by a court I do not recognise. The zoo called Nigeria cannot jail me. I will fight till the last day.
“Till now, Binta Nyanko’s court is yet to hold a hearing about the circumstances that led the Nigerian army to come to my house to kill 28 people.
“Only upon a clear pronouncement of the intentions of that very court, which I suggest to them should be free, will this very case move forward.
“Going forward, there must be guarantee from the international community so that this case can proceed and I will prove once and for all that there is something fundamentally wrong with the brains of those that rule Nigeria.”
Narrating how he escaped the army onslaught, Kanu said, “Two jets were hovering over and they stormed into my house and I sustained severe injuries and in the process of trying to defend me, 28 men fell. They are forever our heroes.
“The sole purpose of that evil dance was to kill me and members of my family. “They didn’t want me to go to Abuja because they didn’t have any case against me.
“They were afraid they would be disgraced before the world. They decided to eliminate me instead.
“They know if I go to court, that very country will not be the same again.
“All we desire is freedom; we have no shred of hatred; we are frustrated. Biafra must come.”
According to Kanu, IPOB is innocent of any “form of lawlessness”, noting that “the sole purpose of the Python Dance was to kill me. There was no justification for the invasion”.
He berated “Igbo supporters” of the “Fulani Buhari,” while particularly lambasting Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, who he blamed for the military assault on his father’s compound.
“I am Nnamdi Kanu, no mortal flesh can kill me. They have not given birth to that very person. Since they didn’t want me to come to court, I shall come back to Biafra land. There is nobody who can accuse IPOB of engaging in any form of lawlessness. I am in Israel.
“This same court that granted me bail stood by and watched as the army disobeyed court order. The army in contempt of court came to kill me. I was in my home preparing to go to Abuja for my case when they came to kill me. They even killed Jack, our dog. They killed my cousin, Adaku, and 28 others. The notion that I jumped bail is a fallacy, a lie and a deceit. It is untenable in law.”
Kanu, who called on the Middle Belt to join IPOB so that the region could “also be free”, said “Biafrans stand with Governor (Ayo) Fayose at this dark hour of persecution”.