The ex leader of the Niger Delta militants, Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo, who is also the current head of Niger Delta Volunteer Peoples Force, has sent a message to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, according to The Trent, asking him to release the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in detention since his arrest in October, 2015.
Dokubo, in the article, said it was high time Biafrans put away there differences and fought to obtain Kanu’s freedom, adding that Nnamdi Kanu has not committed any crime whatsoever and therefore should be given back his freedom. According to the former war-lord,
“Kanu did not commit any crime by calling for self-determination and he should be freed.
“It is never a crime to call for self-determination, thus, he should be freed. Biafrans have to put away their differences and make sure he comes out. When I was in detention, Igbo came together to bring me out. Nnamdi has done tremendously well and has shown resoluteness in the Biafra struggle. Our goal is our independence and the good of our people.”
Mr. Asari Dokubo further urged IPOB to extend their campaign to every part of ‘Biafraland’ and not just Igboland. As he said.
“The Biafra gospel should be preached everywhere and people should be told why they should fearlessly join in this movement.”
He also praised IPOB and Mr. Nnamdi Kanu for making it this far in their struggle. He also admonished Biafrans saying,
“It is our collective responsibilities that will make Biafra restoration a success. The Biafra struggle is for everyone and no one can do it all alone, thus, everyone should do away with differences and come together to make sure Kanu is freed and Biafra is restored. Leadership should not be our interest now; everyone should focus on our goal, which is the restoration of the sovereign state of Biafra. Any Biafran who wants to deny the fact that Kanu catalysed this quest for Biafra independence is lying to himself; it is an obvious truth.”
“This is not time to nurse grudges against one another so that our enemies will not take advantage of it and then use it against us. I urge every Biafran to be strong and also call for the release of our brother, Kanu.”