Delta - The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) for its supposed agreement with the federal government over the release detained IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) had claimed that as a part of negotiation deal on Niger Delta crisis the government of Muhammadu Buhari agreed to release the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
According to the agreement, other imprisoned militants to be freed are Henry Okah, a MEND chieftain serving a jail sentence in South Africa, Charles Okah, and Obi Nwabueze.
The statement revealed that Kanu and other detained IPOB activists would be discharged on condition that they renounce their agitation for secession.
Former senator Adolphus Wabara had reportedly introduced the compromise to secure the release of the pro-Biafran activists.
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But IPOB in a statement made available to News24 disclosed that MEND is not representing the interest of IPOB.
The statement reads: "We the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu the director radio Biafra and Biafra television condemned the kangaroo and concocted agreements between the federal government and the leadership of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). We tagged the meeting between the federal government and MEND as a jamboree in the eyes of everybody.
"More so, IPOB under mazi Nnamdi Kanu did not send MEND to negotiate for the release our leader Nnamdi Kanu and other members in detention with him. It is unfortunate on the part of MEND to negotiate for the release our leader without the full knowledge of the organization.
"However, we the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide and people of Biafra can never accept any little conditional attachment towards the release of our leader mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other members detained alongside with him because he did not commit any crime, we can only accept the unconditional release of our leader nothing more and nothing less.
"The leader of IPOB who was arrested by the DSS in Lagos taking to Abuja since 14th October 2015 then charged to the competent courts of jurisdiction where he was granted unconditional release by the federal high court in Abuja on 16th and 17th Dec. 2015, then GBOMO JOMO and MEND went and agreed with the federal government to release our leader with the agreement for him to renounce and jettison the struggle for the restoration of Biafra shows that MEND and it's members are not following the events of things concerning the restoration of Biafra worldwide.
"Nevertheless, the leader of the indigenous people (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu is right inside the Kuje prison if really the federal government wants discussion he is there with them let the federal government engage him with the discussion not MEND.
"MEND is a group who does not know what they are looking for and a group who decided to stay and use the plights of their people to make demand from the federal government everybody knows that and Nnamdi Kanu is not the type who will sabotaged the people of Biafra because he is a contemptated man in life, therefore, any group or individual who wants to use the struggle for Biafra to make money or to sabotage the independent state of Biafra will die with serious pains around him or her because this is God's project which no human being can stop because it is a spirit that hovers around.
"Again, a lot of people have sacrificed their lives for the restoration of Gods nation Biafra and it will be a suicidal thoughts and mission for some group or individual to come towards the end of the total liberation of the people of Biafra to cause confusion we will not accept that.
"In line with this, Biafra is an anointed nation with Nnamdi Kanu anointed man from Chukwu Okike Abiama (God Almighty) who preserved and sent him to come and deliver his people not those who will change along the way for material things.
- News 24