By Henry Okonkwo
Lead counsel for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has distanced his client from having any link to the spate of insecurity being witnessed in many parts of the Southeast.
Ejiofor affirmed this in a statement he issued on Thursday after his routine visit to Kanu, who is being held at the headquarters of the Department of State Services in Abuja.
Speaking on his visit to Kanu, Ejiofor disclosed that the IPOB leader is deeply worried about the disturbing carnage and bloodletting unleashed upon residents in the southeast by yet-to-be-identified hoodlums.
He said, “Our Client, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was traumatised by the troubling news of the brutal attempt to assassinate me. He was fully briefed on the miracle of God upon my life. Upon his recovery from the shock, he assured me that we are on this earth for a divine assignment and that no man will take our life because Chukwuokike Abiama is always on the throne.
“He was further briefed on other disturbing situations/happenings. He frowned on the desperate attempts by the agents of darkness to give a dog a bad name hang it.
“Warnings and instructions were well noted because Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has always stood for peace and protection of our people and not the contrary.”
According to Ejiofor, Kanu called on all his teeming followers to continue being peaceful in their conduct and also expressed gratitude to people who have refused to be derailed in the face of intimidation and victimisation.
“He emphatically urged all and sundry to continue to remain peaceful in their conduct, and always operate within the confines of the law as they have always done,” Ejiofor added.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu offered special prayers to those who had lost earnings, opportunities, incomes and daily bread in the course of expressing their firm solidarity with him.
“Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu emphatically implored his followers to continue to shun violence and never be cajoled or tempted by the enemies of our people into changing their peaceful method.”