Biafra: Ex-militants threaten war if Nnamdi Kanu is not released
Former militants of the Niger Delta have threatened to declare war on Nigerian government if the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and director of radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu is not released with immediate effect.
The former militants under the aegis of Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front (NDPDF) issued the threat at the weekend in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The leader of the group, Precious Iyoyo (aka General Playboy) warned President Muhammadu Buhari to free Kanu without delay, in order to reduce the growing tension in the country.
According to him, the continued detention of Kanu after a competent court had granted him bail was provocative and dictatorial.
He also demanded the immediate pullout of the military personnel drafted to Niger Bridge in Onitsha, Anambra state, to allow free flow of traffic for the “innocent citizens of South- South and South East.”
“The Nigerian government is dangerously pushing us to the wall. The unprovoked mass shooting and killing of our brothers and sisters will no longer be tolerated,” he said.
The NDPDF leader promised that his group would support and sustain the Biafra agitation, and called those from the two regions who were sabotaging the struggle to have a change of mind and join the struggle.