The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday, labelled the British government as enemies of the secessionist state of Biafra.
Kanu made this revelation during his New Year address which was broadcast, on Radio Biafra, to members of the outlawed IPOB.
According to the IPOB leader, the “real enemies” of the break-away state of Biafra are not the Fulanis, but the British government.
He noted that the British government forever stands for the unity of Nigeria and as such, were wiling to jeopardize the South East region which he described as the “part of the components that hold the centre”.
“You people think we are fighting Fulani. Who is Fulani,” Kanu asked?
“Those stopping Biafra is Britain because they know what Biafra is all about. Because (Governor Dave) Umahi wants to be the vice president, then I must allow Fulani from Mali to come and kill our people,” he was quoted as saying.
Nnamdi Kanu warned that, unlike in time past, the IPOB were more than ready to defend themselves from external attacks.
“Happy new year to all of you, according to the Gregorian calendar. It is even unfortunate that I am unable to come to you live on Facebook. We have done everything humanly possible, all to no avail.
“Those that are for Facebook in Lagos and everywhere have compromised themselves.
“This evening broadcast is to take stock of what we have been able to accomplish so far.
“As the Janjaweeed are coming down from the North to engage us which I know they will, their (will) land be vandalised by the bandits.
“As I told you, there is a way to our madness. The Janjaweed army will come to the South to engage us, but this time around, we are waiting for them in our bushes, we are not going to fight them in our township.
“We will fight them in the bush and we will kill them, I want you to watch and see what we are going to do to the zoo,” Kanu stated.
These latest comments come after the IPOB leader instituted a security outfit known as the “Eastern Security Network“.
The newly created outfit has since drawn appraisals from many indigenes of the region, as well as criticism from, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, South-Eastern Governors and other government officials.