South-east Governors Forum has dared leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to go ahead and carry out his threats to attack them and other leaders of the region that travel abroad.
The governors said should the IPOB leader carry out the threats, they would make sure he is repatriated back to Nigeria to “face the wrath of our people.”
IPOB members had last Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany attacked former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremmadu, where he was invited as a keynote speaker at the occasion of the annual new yam festival and convention of Ndigbo in Germany.
Kanu had afterward, in a statement by Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, threatened that the same treatment would be meted out to governors from the eastern part of Nigeria and other leaders from the region, that dared travel abroad.
But responding in a statement signed by the chairman of the forum and governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi Tuesday night, the governors said Kanu should go ahead and carry out the threats.
“South-east governors are saddened with the ugly display and dance of shame by IPOB in Germany in attacking one of the finest leaders of Ndigbo, Senator Ike Ekweremadu. We totally condemn it as we weep for them as they never knew the implication of their naked dance in public.
“We have also noted the empty threats by Mr. Nnamdi Kanu (a former ordinary Member of MASSOB) to attack governors of South-east, Ohanaeze leadership and other Igbo politicians for not supporting the self-acclaimed supreme leader in his self-fight for the raw power and wealth while pretending to be fighting for Ndigbo.
“We wish to warn that should any Southeast person be attacked anywhere in the world, we shall, by all means, bring back Kanu to Nigeria to face the wrath of our people. It is madness for anyone who wants raw power with no experience to think that we Governors will support the killing of our people giving out our scarce land to herdsmen.
“If Kanu is serious, let him direct IPOB to fight those foreign killer herdsmen in their countries of origin since he claims the IPOB is in over 100 countries in the world.
“If Kanu who was previously in MASSOB but needed power and money wants Biafra and he is the self-acclaimed supreme leader, let him come back home with his army and guns to lead us to battle for the empire he desire to lead other than cheap talks. Soonest Ndigbo will know him better,” the governors said.