The leader of the outlawed terrorist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu is swimming in mucky waters as the international media arm of Radio Biafra, has announced his sack following the resumption of broadcast on Sunday.
Nnamdi Kanu was fired as director and leader of IPOB according to the broadcast monitored by Daily Independent Newspaper.
It was learnt that the Radio Biafra’s programme lasted for one hour between 6am -7am on Sunday with the lady announcer identified Ifeoma Okorafor.
Okorafor announced that “Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu, the former Director of Radio Biafra is hereby dismissed and removed as Director of Radio Biafra following extensive and intensive consultations.
Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili has been appointed to replace Kanu.
While reeling out his offences that culminated in his sack, Okorofor explained that Kanu has personalised the affairs of the organisation which led to the confrontation with the military that led to several death of members.
“Personalisation of the Biafran struggle and derailing from the core objectives of IPOB as a grassroots movement.
“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.”
Kanu was also accused to have “privately collected £14 million and another $22 million 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’.
“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.
“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 Igbo men to kneel down and kiss his feet,” She explained.
Kanu, who was released on bail and has since jumped after a bloody clash with the army, was also fingered to have “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.”
Nnamdi Kanu, who was IPOB leader before this announcement was charged to an Abuja High Court after he was detained for several months with sedition and calling Nigeria a “Zoo” country.
He was, however, released on bail and was expected to appeal before the court on 7th October but never was as he jumped bail.
Kanu’s IPOB members waylaid soldiers of the Nigerian Army who were engaged in Operation Python Dance 2 in the South East region of the country.