A video of Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, canvassing for peace and solidarity in Nigeria, has surfaced on the web.
The video, which was captured in 2021 featured Kanu, with different Nigerians within the United Kingdom protesting in opposition to the spate of insecurity within the nation.
Kanu, who recognized as a member of the Organising Committee of the protest, urged all Nigerians and lovers of the nation to hunt an finish to the terrorist actions, notably in Northern Nigeria on the time.
He warned that failure to do that will plunge the nation into one other civil struggle, stating that if there’s a replay of the 1960’s occasions, ‘no place can be protected in Nigeria, this time round, no person can be protected in Nigeria’.
He stated, “My name is Nnamdi Kanu and the reason why we are here today, is to protest the killing of innocent women and children and men for that matter all over Nigeria especially in the Northern part of Nigeria.
“We are not happy, we are not pleased with what is happening and that is why we are here today. As you can see, there are a lot of Nigerians who are protesting about the killing of families.
“People who have determined to tear the country apart violently and it is not something that we support, it is not something that we will like to see continue and we are here today to send a clear message to the Nigerian government through the High Commissioner that what is happening in the country is not acceptable and we cannot accept it.
“If that continues, it will lead to the violent disintegration of the country, there will be no more Nigeria for anyone to go to, there will be no Nigeria for anyone to refer to. In fact, what is happening in Somalia today will be like a tea party.
“So, we cannot allow this nonsense to continue, something has to be done, and the consequences of the actions of terrorists in Nigeria must be given up to the people so that the terrorists themselves will be able to understand that there is no … the only thing they can accomplish is the breakup of Nigeria if they think they can cower, force people to be coerced into accepting a religion that is not theirs, then they are mistaken.
“We are asking for peace. We are asking for everyone who loves Nigeria, who is associated with that country to please prevail upon terrorism in that country so that we can bring it to an end. That is why a lot of Nigerians are gathered here today, those of us in the UK are determined to work with the government for peace, one thing we cannot stop is a repeat of 1966.
“What is happening in Nigeria today was the reason why Nigeria fought a bitter civil war for three years between 1966 and 1970. If this continues, there will be another civil war in Nigeria and this time around, no place will be safe in Nigeria, this time around, nobody will be safe in Nigeria.
“So, it is imperative that everybody who has the interest of the country at heart ask now and immediately to stop this nonsense from continuing.”
Kanu based the IPOB in 2012 to revive an unbiased state of Biafra within the South-East of Nigeria by way of an independence referendum.
Kanu, who intensified requires the creation of Biafra from 2015, has since risen to prominence alongside the group reaching his Nigerian viewers by way of broadcasts on the favored Radio Biafra and thru social media channels.