The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) embarked on fasting and prayer in Ukpor, Nnewi South Council Area of Anambra State on Wednesday. The group said the exercise was to pray for the release of their detained leader and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, actualisation of Biafra and the alleged killings of members of the group by security operatives. The Media and Publicity Officer of the group, Emma Powerful, emphasised the group’s seriousness with the exercise. He said the All Progressives Congress-led government would pay for the shedding f blood of innocent protesters.
“Nigeria is dwindling to irredeemable situation under the All Progressives Congress, APC, government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Biafra is the only answer to the problem Nigeria is facing now. The APC government is confused and the people who led Nigeria into this mess, the APC henchmen, their so called national leaders who wanted change at all cost, are now all dumb.
“They have no answer to the problems they have created. The only answer now is Biafra.
“We are not joking about this spiritual declaration. We have been praying and fasting. No bloodshed of Biafrans will go unpunished. The APC members who are deeply religious should go and ask questions about the consequences of the atrocities they have committed with the killing of innocent youths who were praying at Aba, innocent youths who were peacefully agitating in Onitsha whom the military killed.
“When we were taking those they shot dead to hospitals, their blood was revolting against the APC government and the party which will never know peace until they leave IPOB and other Biafra agitating groups alone,” he said.
Powerful also urged Christian leaders in the region to pray for them saying the deceased were also children of God. He described their leader, Kanu, as God-sent. He said it took someone who had the welfare of his people at heart to leave the comfort of the United Kingdom, where he had everything he wanted, to come and fight for his people’s freedom.
“We want Chukwuokike Abiama(God Almighty) to reveal the truth in the next court and to the world, for Mr. Kanu our innocent leader, to disgrace and blind the enemies of Biafra and those who want to use Biafra and Mr. Kanu to gain cheep popularity in their misguided government that is heading for the rocks,” he said.