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●Shutdown Ebonyi in solidarity match
From Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki
The Commander of the newly inaugurated Biafra Secret Service (BSS) in Ebonyi State, Ezekwesiri Kenneth, yesterday roared that any attempt to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, would be vehemently resisted.
He declared that the secret police was ready to match force with equal force with the federal troupe that would be dispatched to effect the arrest of Kanu. He said that President Muhammadu Buhari has no locus to effect the arrest of the IPOB leader.
This was even as the group declared that there be no election in Anambra State come November 18 this year.
Ezekwesili made this declaration yesterday during the BSS solidarity match in some communities in Afikpo North council area. The secret agents who carried Biafra flags matched through major roads in the Afikpo communities.
He vowed that the Igbo would never be cowed by President Buhari threats to arrest Kanu. He said that Buhari, having shown “his bitter hatred for Ndi-Igbo, cannot do more than he has already done since he took over as Nigeria’s president.”
On the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State, the BSS commander reiterated the IPOB stand that it would not allow the poll to hold. He told Saturday Sun that the group would never renege on their stand.
He dismissed the stories in the media that the governors of the South East had obtained words from their leader, Kanu, that the group would backtrack on its earlier position. Along all the major roads the matched through, they chanted anti-Buhari and Osinbajo songs.
“Nnamdi Kanu established the Biafra Secret Service to help in the security of Biafra territory. We are working underground such that the Nigerian Government doesn’t know how we operate.
“All we are agitating is that we are tired of being in this contraption called Nigeria. We are tired of the Nigerian Government. And we matching along these major roads are to tell the people that there will be no more Nigerian election in Biafran land. We are taking the message to every nook and cranny of Biafran land to tell them not to acquire the Nigeria’s voter’s card not to talk of their election.
“We are going to use Anambra State to set an example so that other states in Biafran land will learn. We are sure and we are going to assure them that there will be no election in Anambra State. The message is that there will be no election in Biafran land starting from Kogi, Benue, Edo, Delta, Enugu, Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, Port Harcourt, Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and others.
“It will be over our dead body to see election hold in Anambra State. The South East Governors knows what was going to happen that was why they invited him to a meeting in Enugu. The governors invited him to negotiate and take money just like Uwazurike did but the man was standing on his words. He made them understand that if he allows election to hold in Anambra State, then he has been doing nothing.
“The federal government is just backing like toothless bulldog. He said that he wants to arrest our messiah, Nnamdi Kanu, the messiah who will lead us to the Promised Land. How can somebody who did not go to school want to arrest a graduate? If you say that Biafrans cannot go then he must give us real restructuring. But you know what, he cannot offer it.
Also speaking, the Commander of BSS in Ezeke Amasiri Centre, Mr Success Chijioke Mbe declared that there was no going back on their stand.
“What is natural is unchangeable. Tell every Nigerian that Biafra is natural. This is the Promised Land that Chukwu Okike Abiama has given to us. He is out to rescue His people from this bondage called Nigeria.
“We have been humiliated so much. Our people have been unfairly dealt with and this is time to go” he said.