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No one can arrest me in Biafra Land-Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader vows

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Sunday boasted that nobody could re-arrest him.

The IPOB leader is currently enjoying bail after spending about 16 months in detention for alleged treason.

Federal Government on Friday approached a Federal High in Abuja requesting to revoke Mr. Kanu’s bail for allegedly flouting some of the terms and conditions of bail granted him.

Should the revocation request be granted, the separatist leader could be re-arrested.

But Kanu, however, vowed to resist arrest saying ‎anyone who tries to arrest him while he remains in the South-east would not leave the region “alive.”

The Cable online newspaper quoted Mr. Kanu as speaking at the Boys Technical College in Aba, Abia State.

“Some idiots who are not educated said that they’ll arrest me, and I ask them to come. I’m in Biafra land. If any of them leaves Biafra land alive know that this is not IPOB. Tell them that’s what I said.

“Tell Buhari that I’m in Aba and any person who comes to arrest Nnamdi Kanu in Biafra land will die here. I’ll never go on exile I assure you,” the IPOB leader said.

He was also quoted as saying only an independent Biafra would satisfy him and his supporters, if Nigeria wanted a true restructuring.

“Some people talk about restructuring, are we doing restructuring of Nigeria now? Are we doing fiscal federalism? Are we doing devolution? What we want is Biafra!


“Forget all the nonsense they write about us. We are not slowing down and no man born of a woman…

“They thought we are joking and God gave us a simple message that no one can stop us. The movement to restore Biafra is unstoppable,” he said.

He also restated his stance on the boycott of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state.

That call has been condemned by Igbo leaders across political divide including the leading socio-political group, Ohaneze Ndigbo.