An apex Igbo youth organization, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has warned of a conspiracy by some cliques in the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to ensure Mazi Nnamdi Kanu dies in the custody of Department of State Security (DSS), Abuja or suffers a prolonged judicial trial.
The Council handed down the warning through its National President, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, in Owerri on Saturday, after a meeting.
Addressing newsmen, Igboayaka said: “Some cliques at the corridor of power in IPOB are deliberately and craftily dishing out ideas and plans that are counter-productive for ill-motiveness to frustrate the legal fight of Nnamdi Kanu lawyers. These cliques of power mongers are not happy with the legal doggedity of Barr. Ejiofor and Barr. Ejimakor.
“Unfortunately, 60% of this sabotage is coming from leaders of IPOB in Diaspora, and they have stretched their antenna to enrol other apostles of Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB in Nigeria into their new business.
“The safety of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the hands of the Nigeria government is paramount, this means the approach of Igbo liberation crusaders of IPOB members should change dimension.
“There are cliques of selfish men that want to indict Mazi Nnamdi Kanu through their utterances and action, utterances and actions that seem to show love or loyalty to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, but when analysed, it’s a means to tighten the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Igboayaka warned that “those behind the evil sinister in IPOB shall be exposed if they continue in their ways”, saying that they will not escape the sword of justice.
He added: “These scrupulous elements in IPOB have equipped some gangsters to unleash mayhem in Igbo land, engaging in kidnapping, robbery, using sit-at home protest to commit crime against Ndigbo in order to indict IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu before Nigeria and international community.”
While reiterating “the need for change in any approach that may indict Mazi Nnamdi Kanu before the oppressors”, Igboayaka expressed optimism that the IPOB leader will come out from detention victoriously.