Wednesday, 14 September 2016

IPOB Accuses President Buhari of an attempt to murder Kanu on 1st October, 2016

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Press Statement

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has expressed concern over the reported release of Kabiru Umar popularly known as Kabiru Sokoto from prison, saying he was  convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for mass murder in 2013.

IPOB which wandered why President Muhammadu Buhari freed Kabiru Sokoto from prison while their Leader, Nnamdi Kanu is still detained despite court orders that earlier granted him bail, also alleged that the President was has slated October 1st, 2016 as a new date to assassinate Kanu.

Recalling that on December 20, 2013, Hon. Justice Adeniyi Ademola convicted and sentenced Kabiru Sokoto, having found him guilty of masterminding the 2011 Christmas Day bomb blast that killed over 44 persons and injured 75 others at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church at Madala in Niger State, IPOB in a statement signed by its Spokespersons—Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya, claimed that most of the dead and injured persons were Biafrans.

According to them, Kibiru Sokoto was arrested on January 14, 2012 but escaped from Police custody in Abuja on January 16, 2012 and was re-arrested on February 10, 2012.  

The statement said, “Now, Muhammadu Buhari has used his presidential powers and authority to release Kibiru Sokoto the terrorist and mass murderer. On the other hand, Kanu, our leader was abducted in Lagos by agents of Department of State Services (DSS) on October 14, 2015 and was arraigned at the Magistrate court and later at High court on frivolous charges.

“On both occasions, the presiding Magistrate and Judge struck out the cases and ordered that Mr. Nnamdi Kanu be released unconditionally. Up to this moment, those court orders have not been obeyed and have not been challenged by the DSS. Instead of obeying those court orders to release Kanu unconditionally, President Buhari embarked on several assassination attempts on the IPOB leader. Having failed to assassinate him on so many attempts, Buhari has now set October 1, 2016 as a new date for Nnamdi Kanu’s assassination.

“What is the rationale behind Buhari’s preference for the freedom of a terrorist and mass murderer over compliance with the rulings of courts of competent jurisdictions? Why would Muhammadu Buhari go out of his ways to prove his critics right by openly supporting terrorists and terrorist organizations?  But what begs for explanation is Buhari’s insistence on disobeying court orders for the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu.

“We hope that the world is taking notes and watching the actions of this man (Buhari) who relishes in spilling the blood of Biafrans which he started on July 29, 1966 when he participated in the killing of Major General J. T. U. Aguiyi-Ironsi and other Army Officers of Biafran extraction.

“The world must know that Biafrans are hell-bent on restoring their God-given nation of Biafra and no amount of blood-letting by Buhari will dissuade Biafrans from this divine mission. For us, it is Biafra or death!” it concluded.



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