Posted on Mon 13 Nov 2017, 09:25 AM

THE WILL, an online news platform reports that Radio Biafra, mouthpiece of the Indigenous People of Biafra, returned to the airwaves on Sunday with a shocking announcement of the sack of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as IPOB leader.

The announcement, according to the report, triggered concerns among security agencies because it could mean that another arm of IPOB may have mutated just as IPOB mutated from Raph Uwazuruike’s Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).

Whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu have been unknown since the python dance operation of the Nigerian army took center stage in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.

A source quoted by THE WILL said, “All had been quiet on the IPOB front recently. The organization has been receding from the public consciousness as many Igbo people began to openly talk against the separation and disunity agenda of IPOB. The Federal Government has been reaching out to the South-East and their State Governors have taken a hard stand against IPOB accusing the organization of pursuing anti-Igbo interests; now comes this totally new and unexpected development”.

According to the report, Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili was named as Nnamdi Kanu's replacement.

The radio announcer who identified herself as Ifeoma Okorafor, gave reasons for the change in the leadership of the group:

(A) Personalization of the Biafran struggle and derailing from the core objectives of IPOB as a grassroots movement.

(B) Kanu’s actions and his decisions to incite members of IPOB towards violence leading to the death of many innocent young people in Onitsha, Aba and Umuahia is totally unacceptable and grossly irresponsible.

(C) Kanu privately collected £14m and another $22m to purchase landed properties abroad in his name and that of his father Igwe Israel Kanu in a clear case of monkey dey work baboon dey chop.

(D) Kanu turned our collective struggle into a money-making enterprise for himself and his father. Thus the monies contributed by enterprising and hard-working Igbo youths across the world are being collected and converted by one man and his father while pretending to be sacrificing for the cause.

(E) Upon his release from detention in April 2017, one expected Kanu to drum up support for the release of his colleagues and co-detainees such as Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. These are our brothers who were arrested at the same time with him and they should not be forgotten. We hereby demand their release. Kanu, since his release, has never spoken about them or appealed for the release of these our freedom fighters. Instead, he has been going about collecting chieftaincy titles and having a messianic swagger that even allowed full-blooded Igbomen to kneel down and kiss his feet.

(F) Kanu threw away the original meaning of our collective struggle for personal gain and vain glorification. IPOB believes in democracy as a solid base of any modern state, the rule of law, and will always reject violence in all its ramifications.
The security agencies do not as yet know what to make of this new development in IPOB.

Radio Biafra may have seen another transformation. It began as Radio MASSOB, under the leadership of Ralph Uwazurike, before it was taken over by the Nnamdi Kanu led IPOB.

 

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I know that this Kanu guy has his own agenda but let us be watching as more stories unfold

I can't believe this

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