Nnamdi Kanu on Sunday has aired on media, from his base in Israel, Kanu, however in his broadcast has mourned his dog and
“a few other IPOB members” that were killed in his compound, following an invasion of the Nigerian troops of Operation Python Dance a year ago.
However, the IPOB group have perceived Nnamdi Kanu as an “insensitive and callous leader that has no value for his followers but rather his dog, “Jack” whom he paid tributes to after his long disappearance from the struggle”.
According to one of the leaders of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group, has been sacked.
Mr Olisa Mbakwe, however, stated the sack was as a result of the Sunday broadcast credited to Kanu, for placing more value on his dog over those who gave up their lives in the struggle for Biafra.
“This is a clear indication that Kanu prefers his dog, Jack, to those murdered in the struggle for the realisation of Biafra.”
During a broadcast aired on Sunday from his base in Israel, Kanu mourned his dog and “a few other people” in his compound, who lost their lives when troops of Operation Python Dance invaded his residence in September 2017.
NNAMDI KANU’S STATEMENT READS:
” The Army of the zoo killed my dog Jack and a few other people in my compound. I am sorry for what my sureties are passing through, but I want to assure them that they will have a special place in Biafra. I shall not be honouring the court,” the IPOB leader had said in his broadcast.
However, IPOB has referred to Kanu as an “insensitive and callous leader that has no value for humanity.
They also referred to Nnamdi Kanu as a “traitor”.
IPOB Disowns Nnamdi Kanu For ‘Valuing His Dog Above Murdered Members:
Mr Olisa Mbakwe, Director of Strategy and Documentation of IPOB Statement Reads:
“An individual, Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu, claiming to be the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director General of Radio Biafra made a live broadcast that has left us perplexed, because it is unthinkable that someone will impersonate IPOB to the point of plotting to abuse the organization to hurt the interest of Biafra.
” The strength of the Republic of Biafra that we are struggling to actualize, is in its human resources as embodied in our versatile youths that dominate the fields of play across sectors of human endeavour; the country we have set our vision on creating is therefore not to be made up of tombstones but of people fulfilling their life missions as ordained by God.
” Nnamdi Kanu relinquished his position as the leader of IPOB struggle the day he deserted our members to die when they had mobilised to stand for our belief in Biafra at his residence in Afaraukwu. Several of our members were injured, and some were killed in that encounter, and even after emerging from hiding more than one year later all Kanu could do, was to desecrate their memory with his radio broadcast. Nnamdi Kanu vividly, specifically and particularly recalled his family dog, Jack, by name while he dismissed our members that died as mere statistics– he only recalled them as 28 IPOB members.
” Even if Kanu had not deserted, there is no way we would have continued under the leadership of a man that values his family dog more than Biafrans.
” We are not unmindful of how Kanu struck the deal that granted him bail in the first place while abandoning our members, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawusi, Bright Chimezie Ishinwa and Chidiebere Onwudiwe to languish in jail. Instead of using his freedom to accelerate the liberty of these authentic freedom fighters, he instead went about Biafra land receiving obeisance from Biafrans like a monarch, when our dear land is entirely Republican. The travails of these our brothers are not over yet and might have been worsened by Kanu’s live broadcast, which has upset us.
” In line with the decisions earlier announced on Radio Biafra on November 17, 2017 that Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili is the new director for the radio, we reaffirm that Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu remains sacked as the Director of Radio Biafra and has also been removed as the leader of IPOB since he has proven he is not a worthy leader that respects the sanctity of the lives of our members.
” Following interventions by our leaders, considerations were being made to reverse the earlier announcement, but after studying the Kanu’s live broadcast from Israel, we came to the painful conclusion that we can not make progress with our vision of Biafra when one man has completely personalised and commercialised the struggle. The decision to drop Nnamdi Kanu from playing a leading role in IPOB affairs is hereby upheld. We shall announce replacements after consultations with the various stakeholders.”