The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has told all those who cares to listen that he would never to give up his agitation for Biafra.
He said this in Enugu, where he paid a ‘thank you visit’ to the leaders of pan-Igbo groups, the Eastern Consultative Assembly and the Igbo Youth Movement.
The pro-Biafran activist was received by leaders of the two groups, including ECA leader, Chief Maria Okwor, and IYM founder, Evangelist Eliot Uko.
The secessionist expressed gratitude for the role played by the two groups, as well as other individuals and organisations, in his release from detention.
But he insisted that he would not drop the agitation for the actualisation of a Biafran nation.
According to him, he was born to champion the pro-Biafran struggle.
“I desire Biafra. I want Biafra. I want nothing else other than Biafra. I will not settle for anything else other than Biafra.
“That was what I was born to do and that is what I will do till the day Biafra will come, that we may live as free men on this very earth as the Most High God, Chukwu Okike Abiama, ordained it,” Kanu said at a parley with the leaders of the two groups.
“I have chosen the option that we must be free as a people, that we must be liberated as a race and that we must have every God-given freedom due to us.
“I would not want to go to heaven to experience it (freedom). I want to experience it here,” he added.
Thanking all those who spoke out against his incarceration, Kanu noted that the struggle was not over yet.
He said, “I thank all of you that worked very hard, especially the Igbo Youth Movement, I must be specific, and the Eastern Consultative Assembly, and all the market men, market women, those that closed their shops to see us and all those who made efforts to ensure that I was not consumed.
“I thank all of you, those who contributed to my being here today, because without your pressure, I don’t think I will be here.
“However, the work is not done yet, we need to finish it.”
He vowed to challenge the bail conditions given to him by the court.
Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court had, while granting the IPOB leader bail, had ordered that he should not grant interviews.
The court also forbade him from being in a gathering of more than 10 people.
Kanu described the bail conditions as ‘obnoxious’ and ‘unconstitutional.’
In the same vein, the pro-Biafran activist said efforts were being made to free his co-accused persons, who are still in detention.
He argued that they were only seeking freedom, and never committed any crime.
“On those we left behind, we are making effort to see that they come out because they committed no crime. All we are seeking for is freedom – a return to the values we had before the advent of white men. A situation where people move their cows into our farms and slaughter our people will no longer be acceptable,” Kanu said.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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