It’s Thursday, and Newsbreak.ng takes a flashback to a 2017 video of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) when he was restricted by Nigerian security personnel.
According to the controversial separatist leader, he was enroute to Umuahia, Abia state capital, from Ebonyi State, when the incident happened.
He mocked the security agents for ‘dissolving’ after a ‘confrontation’.
“They were under orders to shoot at me should I refuse the order to stop, but when I confronted them they fled. Mind you, we were unarmed,” Kanu had said via a Facebook Live.
“The cowards in uniform only attack civilians and without warning.
“Nobody or group of people in the history of the Zoo (referring to Nigeria) has ever dreamt, talkless of attempting to do what we IPOB did in 2017,” Kanu bragged.
Outlawed IPOB often criticise the Nigerian federal government for its heavy military presence in the Eastern region. But the government respond to them, telling them it has a duty to combat insecurity, insurgency, and protect lives and properties of law-abiding citizens.