A faction of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has claimed that the detained Radio Biafra director Nnamdi Kanu may have been killed.
This was contained in a statement released in Abakaliki by MASSOB’s factional director of information, Uchenna Madu, Vanguard reports.
The group leader said the information had been disclosed by some security operatives sympathetic to the Biafran issue.
The statement reads:
“Factional MASSOB has discovered that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu detained by Nigeria has been murdered in Abuja.
“Information to Biafra Intelligence Agency (BIA), through operatives sympathetic to the Biafran cause revealed it to us. Pro-Biafran groups may not believe it until Monday, Nov 23, when Nnamdi will be arraign in court.
“The cause information we are receiving from Abuja is not healthy, we’re still waiting till Monday. Nnamdi Kanu is the arrowhead of the Biafra agitation. Nigeria should be extremely careful on Nnamdi Kanu.
“If government extra judicially kills Nnamdi Kanu, Nigeria will experience the worst volcanic rebellion and aggression.
“We call on the Ohaneze Ndigbo, South East Govs, Igbo leaders of thought, South-East and South-South Professionals, Igbo National Assembly members, traditional /religious leaders to call Nigeria’s Presidency to order now.
“We demand that Nnamdi Kanu must appear in court on Monday, Nov 23 alive or dead. We love non-violence & wish to maintain it but Nigeria is pushing Biafrans to the wall.”
Kanu’s arrest by the security forces caused massive protests by Biafran activists who demanded his immediate unconditional release. The protests have taken place in Rivers, Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Imo and Delta states.
In the latest development related to the legal action against Kanu, the court adjourned the case to November 23.
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