Nigeria’s South-East secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is alleging once again that the Government has perfected plans to assassinate its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, with the use of Boko Haram suspects in Kuje Prison.
The group said the initial plan by government security agents to kill its leader using a non-traceable poison has been dropped for the latest alleged plot of direct assassination, using Boko Haram terrorists in Kuje prison where Nnamdi is also kept.
IPOB, which claimed it got hint of the evil plot from an authoritative source, added that the Boko Haram members will be used to stage-manage a jailbreak, then the security agents would shoot Kanu as the prime target, following the crisis that will ensue on the process.
This was disclosed in a statement IPOB’s spokespersons, Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Iroanya released on Sunday, alleging that the new plot was confirmed by the smokescreen terrorist attack alert the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced last week.
“The assassination will be carried out in the form of a stage-managed prison escape of detained Boko Haram terrorists. The new plan is to bring other members of Boko Haram living in Northern Nigeria to storm Kuje Prison and instigate a prison jailbreak which will result in the exchange of gunfire between them and security agencies during which Nnamdi Kanu will be purportedly caught in the crossfire.
“On February 10, 2017… Lai Mohammed was quoted as saying that ‘the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group and an affiliate of Boko Haram, is planning to attack banks, arms depot and prisons across the country with bombs and high-calibre weapons.
“Mohammed also went on to say that ‘further intelligence monitoring has revealed that members of the Muslim Brotherhood are planning to forcefully free their members who are in detention in Kogi, Abuja and Kaduna states, including one Bilyaminu, an IED expert for the group who is now at Kuje Prison’.
“From this ‘tongue-in-cheek’ revelations coming out of the mouth of Mohammed, it is obvious that this is a well-choreographed plan to assassinate the leader of IPOB, Kanu and pass it on to the jailbreak attempts of detained Boko Haram terrorists.
“We affirm our determination to restore the nation of Biafra. Therefore, government and its collaborators will never stop us. The nation of Biafra is our God-given inheritance and nobody or government will stop us from taking back our nation, not even the continuous attempts to assassinate Kanu,” the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, IPOB also on Sunday alleged that soldiers from Asaba at about 5.30 pm invaded the venue of a meeting of its members at Okwe Primary School, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State and opened fire, killing five people and injuring over 20.
These are coming on the heels of an interview granted by president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Nnia Nwodo, in which he decried what he said is an unfair treatment of Igbo people, adding that the conditions that propelled Biafra during the 1960s are still in existence in Nigeria.
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