IPOB Is A Peaceful Movement – Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer
Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor has said the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, set up by his client is a peaceful movement.
Distancing IPOB from the violence in the Southeast, Ejofor said the Biafra agitator didn’t set up the group to spill blood and cause violence in the region.
Speaking after the routine meeting between Kanu and his legal team at the headquarters of the Department of State Services, DSS, in Abuja, the lawyer said Kanu established IPOB to actualize Biafra peacefully and not to spill human blood.
Ejiofor’s statement reads partly: “Onyendu is emphatic on his position – he never set up IPOB to spill blood, but to secure the freedom of our people who have remained in perpetual bondage in their own fatherland. In view of this long-held position, Onyendu consequently distanced IPOB from the nefarious activities of criminals who are desecrating our land and assured us that their end is near.
“Onyendu urges Umuchineke to recall his personal sacrifices and contributions towards alleviating the hardship imposed on our people by the COVID-19 pandemic, during the infamous lockdown that lasted several months.
“Onyendu restated that IPOB is a peaceful movement, and not in any way associated with any form of violence. No doubt, the Federal Government of Nigeria has nothing to place before the court to justify the bogus empty charges filed against Onyendu. It is trite, therefore, that, ‘you cannot place something on nothing and expect it to stand.’
“Onyendu is also not oblivious of the desperate efforts being made by soulless hirelings to demonize IPOB, in addition to the travails of innocent Umuchineke, who are daily subjected to unprovoked bloody attack by trigger-happy security operatives.”