Yesterday Nnamdi Kanu sent a powerful message from prison through IPOB spokesperson when they made a solidarity visit to him in prison. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Thursday, April 21, has now predicted an impending victory despite spirited antics of its adversaries in the struggle for a Biafra nation, The Sun reports.
According to the group, its struggle has gathered the desired awareness, momentum, sympathy and outright support; way beyond its expectations.
A statement by Dr. Clifford Iroanya and Emma Mmezu, spokespersons of IPOB, commended and congratulated millions of IPOBians the world over, for tenacity and exemplary steadfastness to the cause. They said: “It is noteworthy and very commendable, that, despite the spirited antics of our adversaries, the struggle has gathered the desired, awareness, momentum, sympathy and outright support; way beyond our expectations.
“Your total commitment to the struggle and your determination and focus as a well-disciplined mass movement has gotten the attention of the world and frightened the enemy stiff. “As our journey to the promised land progresses beautifully, it is important to always remind ourselves that our progeny will forever remain grateful to us for our many sacrifices today. “We are almost there. I remain very proud of you all.
“Clearly, the power of truth over falsehood remains eternal. We thank millions of our members from Kogi to Cross River, from Benue to Delta and from Kwara to Bayelsa. As truth resonates loud and clear for the deaf to hear and the blind to see, the oppressor runs around in confusion and in total disarray. “First, they falsely accused us of killing and burying five Hausa/Fulani herdsmen, nobody believed them. “Next they hired one unknown person, Samson Babalola and his non-existent conference of minorities. Again, the world clearly saw through their foolish antics.
“Next, they trumped up one non-entity called Stephen Onwu, again; with a non-existent group. The world mocked them. In desperation they fell back to hire one 86 year-old ex-Ohanaeze president-general who was paid to claim he is the leader of IPOB, the world burst out in laughter. “As they continue to embarrass themselves in their confusion and desperation to stop our march to freedom, we congratulate IPOB members all over the world as victory is near.”
The declaration of the Independent Republic of Biafra in 1967 caused a civil war that resulted in the death of millions and the re-annexation of the republic to Nigeria in 1970. And following the recent demands for the Republic of Biafra, the administration of President Buhari has maintained the separation of the Biafrans and territories is against the constitution.
IPOB had slammed President Muhammadu Buhari after he was quoted to have said his administration will not tolerate Biafra. In a response to Buhari’s remark Emma Mmezu and Dr Clifford Iroanya, spokespersons of IPOB said that Biafrans would also not tolerate Nigeria.