By Kenneth Onuoha
365Daily – Ahead of the Monday court appearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, members of the group have challenged the Federal Government to be prepared to shoot and kill as many people as possible as they will throng to the venue in their numbers.
They vowed that no amount of threats can stop them and other Biafra supporters from flooding the court.
365Daily recalls that the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, had warned members of the secessionist organisation to stay away from the court sitting which is scheduled to hold at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The Minister also warned against display of branded IPOB T-shirts or caps around the court premises.
Nnamdi Kanu, who was reportedly arrested in Kenya, was extradited to Nigeria a few weeks ago and kept in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria has no right to stop IPOB or Biafrans from coming to Abuja to witness the court proceedings or to show solidarity to our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Nigeria government cannot beat a child and force him or her not to cry. IPOB has every right to be in court on that day,” Emma Powerful, IPOB’s Spokesman, told 365Daily.
He continued: “Anybody who doesn’t want to go to court is free to do so but Malami and the Federal Government of Nigeria have no powers or rights to stop anybody from going to Abuja.
“One thing they forget is that it’s not about Nnamdi Kanu, it’s about Biafra. The issue of Biafra agitation has since gone beyond Nnamdi Kanu. It’s now an unstoppable mass movement.
“The truth is that not just IPOB members but thousands of Biafrans and their sympathisers will flood Abuja on Monday to show solidarity to our leader, Nnamdi Kanu. He is only a freedom fighter and Nigeria cannot stop people from identifying with him.
“So, if they want to shoot or kill people they should prepare very well because they will have enough to kill or arrest.
“We are not afraid and can’t be afraid at this point of our journey when our freedom is at the threshold. We can’t abandon our leader.
“The only thing is that we shall be very civil, organised and peaceful, but we can’t be cowed. The world will see how they kill innocent citizens that day in Abuja,” he added.