The leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra IPOB Nnamdi Kanu has threatened that the nation will go up in flames if the government rearrests and detains him.
This is coming after the Federal government last week filed an application at the Federal High Court Abuja for the revocation of Kanu’s bail. According to the Federal government, Kanu has flouted all his bail conditions and should be returned to jail.
KANU however said in a new interview with The Sun, that if he is re-arrested, Nigeria will burn. “I don’t care! Quote me verbatim. If I’m re-arrested, this country will burn, I assure you. From where that oil money they depend on, they can no longer have access to it. I assure them that. This is not an empty threat. We’re IPOB, we don’t abandon our own” he said .
According to Kanu, it is President Buhari and the DG of the DSS that should be arrested for repeatedly denying him bail when the courts granted him bail previously. He said this when he was reacting to claims that he is overstepping his boundaries by brazenly flouting all his bail conditions. “Are you talking about an illegal and unconstitutional bail condition?
A bail condition designed to emasculate and basically render IPOB impotent? Does anyone seriously think I’m going to stand for IPOB to be rendered desolate? I can’t allow that to happen, I have not violated any laws unknown to the Nigerian judicial establishment. I have not committed any offence; no crime whatsoever.
I said no crime. It is a violation of my right to ask me not to speak; to ask me not to be in a congregation of not more than 10 people, an absolute violation of articles enshrined in the constitution that I expect all and sundry to be rising up in defence of, not trying to justify the erosion of my fundamental human rights to speak, to be heard and to associate.” The embattled KANU had said.
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