South-East Governors dare Kanu over threat against Igbo leaders
Written by Taiwo Adediran on August 21, 2019
South-East Governors have issued a stern warning to Leader of the outlawed Indigenous
People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, over his threats to attack them and other South-East leaders
The Governors, in a statement on Tuesday night, said should Kanu make his threat real, they
would by all means repatriate him back to Nigeria to face the wrath of the people. The
statement was signed by its chairman and Governor of Ebonyi State,David Umahi.
Senator Ike Ekweremmadu was at the weekend assaulted in Nuremberg Germany. Few
minutes after the attack, IPOB claimed responsibility in a statement by its spokesperson,
This was also followed by a broadcast by Kanu through the group’s rogue Radio station, Radio
Biafra, in which he maintained that the Southeast Governors and other Igbo politicians must
receive Ekweremadu’s treatment any time they are seen in public abroad.
The South-East Governors, who described the attack by IPOB as a display of shame and
ignorance, said they have noted the threats by Kanu who they alleged is fighting for his self
interest but pretending to be fighting for Ndigbo and would soonest expose him if he doesn’t
retrace his steps.
They said if Kanu is serious, he should direct his members whom he claimed live in over 100
countries to fight the foreign killer herdsmen in those countries. The Governors, however,
assured the people of the region that they would continue to protect them against killer
herdsmen and other insecurity; and won’t be distracted by cheap talks.