The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has advised the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu or Nigeria will be plagued like the Biblical Egypt.
Recall that Kanu, who was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, in 2015, has continued to languish in incarceration despite several court rulings ordering his release.
However, the pro-Biafra group, in a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, warned that the continued detention of Kanu would spell doom for the country, adding that grave calamity awaited the nation.
Powerful said Nigeria was sitting on a keg of gunpowder, and that what would soon befall the country following the continued detention of its leader would destabilise Nigeria as a nation.
The statement reads: “The Almighty God is angry with the present Nigeria government and their failure to heed for the total release his prophet Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. There is a saying that a Prophet is not recognized in his own land.
“Mazi Kanu is God sent, but unfortunately a lot of people both at home and in Diaspora saw his moves and determination as divine while a few myopic people in the present Nigerian government see it as a huge joke of the century. Many saw him as another youth seeking for relevance. Many saw him as hungry man who wants to earn a living through defrauding the vulnerable; few people took the messenger and the message serious. The Nigerian state saw him as a rascal that must be tamed.
“The Nigerian government cannot stop him; instead those planning to stop him will be doomed forever. The Nigerian nation in their usual way instead of discussing and negotiating took a dangerous path of arrest and detention.
“However looking at the state of affairs in Nigeria since his arrest and detention, one can confidently say that Mazi Kanu is now a Prophet of God, the country has not moved forward.
“Nigeria APC government should not wait like in the case of Pharaoh till the nation receives the last plague before doing the needful. God is not a man that tells lies. Mazi Kanu is divinely sent on a mission and must be seen as such. No harm must befall the prophet of God.”