DSS/IPOB Clash: “Your Elected Leaders Are Imprisoned By Fear” – Nnamdi Kanu Tells Ndigbo
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu says the relative silence of political leaders in the South-East to the killing of the group’s members by security operatives shows that they have been imprisoned by fear.
He disclosed this in a statement condoling with the families of the victims.
While IPOB said it lost 21 members to the incident that occurred in Emene, Enugu State on Sunday, the police insisted that only four died.
The Department of State Services (DSS) stated that it also lost two operatives.
Kanu however maintained that the struggle for Biafra would continue in spite of the challenges.
“I recognise the enormous burden this struggle has brought on our members and those that are not members but support what we do. Our various nuclear families have also suffered untold. I comfort and condole you all.
“The burden of restoring Biafra is Herculean and it crystallises in the constant danger of being killed by wanton acts of Nigerian State terror unleashed by a terrorist Federal Government that has successfully cowed our elected and non-elected leaders.
“Since it’s now clear that those that call themselves your leaders are imprisoned by fear, I say to you – fear not; for victory and succour shall be ours in no distant future and any Biafran blood lost in this epic struggle will be requited manifold,” Kanu disclosed in the statement he personally signed.
He disclosed that he had been tempted to abandon the Biafra struggle but would not do so.
“In my most private moments – when I reflect on this struggle and its fall-outs, I have often been tempted, like Jesus Christ, to ask that this cup be passed from me. I’m sure you all feel the same in many fleeting moments of despair that is common with the fragile human spirit,” Kanu stated.