The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been accused of working for the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
We reports that the IPOB leader was accused of working for Buhari by the founder of the Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Prof. Ralph Uwazuruike.
Uwazuruike accused Kanu in an online interview monitored on YouTube, where he threw his weight behind the decision of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, to reinforce the ban on the activities of IPOB
The MASSOB founder, known to have criticised some decisions reached in the past by Wike especially during the enforcement of the COVID-19 protocols, described Wike’s move as commendable and asked other Governors in the Southeast to toe a similar path.
Uwazuruike stressed that recent actions of IPOB and utterances of Nnamdi Kanu, were proofs that it is a terrorist group.
His words: “I was going through the internet and I saw that my friend Nyesom Wike did broadcast where he reinforced the classication of IPOB as a terrorist group.
“I am in support of Wike in this. It is a good thing Wike did and I am asking the Southeast governors to also reinforce the classification of IPOB as a terrorist group.
“The other day I was speaking to the World Igbo Congress Europe and I told them that someone says he is not a terrorist group and you are killing people, asking people to kill soldiers, policemen, burn houses and kill the leader of Ohaneze Ndiigbo. What are you then? IPOB has shown that they are a terrorist group and they should be dealt with as a terrorist group.
“It is important for the governors to strengthen the classification of IPOB as a terrorist group and stop their activities in Igbo land as Nyesom Wike has started. I want the Yoruba people to know that someone as low as Kanu cannot speak for us”.
The MASSOB leader insisted that the IPOB leader was fighting for his selfish interest and not for the realisation of Biafra and recalled how he founded the Radio Biafra and brought Kanu in London to manage the station but he said Kanu betrayed the struggle when he was recruited by the secret service to work for the Federal Government and derail the activities of MASSOB.
Uwazuruike said: “If IPOB is fighting for Biafra, I should be the happiest for it cause they are helping in facilitating the realisation of Biafra.
“Not many people know how Nnamdi Kanu came into the picture. Not many people knew that Nnamdi KANU was picked up by me in 2009.
“Not many people knew that I went to London and opened Radio Biafra London. Not many people knew at what stage the DSS came in and snatched Nnamdi Kanu from me. KANU was not the only person DSS took away from me to do a yeoman job for them.
“The first was one Ambrose Anyaso who was detained with me. They called him out and promised him heaven and earth to work against me to bring the struggle down. He agreed with them cause two of us were detained at underground facility in Abuja for six months.
“When he came out Anyaso told me everything but said he would not do that. The next person they approached was Arinze Igbani, they all refused because they were my loyal colleagues. When I opened Radio Biafra in London, they approached him (Kanu).
“I knew when Nnamdi Kanu went to Abuja from London. Since then he started working for them. Not many of his members know that Nnamdi Kanu is not working for Biafra.
“They don’t know. Those that are harassing people and insulting me don’t know that their so-called supreme leader is not working for them. But one day, the truth will come out”.
The MASSOB leader said he was disturbed that many youths in Igbo land had been mowed down in their prime because of the activities of Kanu, adding that the IPOB leader was using the youths to attack the Federal Government because he had fallen out with the government insisting that he was on a mission to instigate riots to destabilise the country.
Uwazuruike also condemned the destruction of properties and the invasion of the Oba’s palace in Lagos but sword that no Igbo person was involved in the mayhem as claimed by Kanu.