The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has disclosed names of people worldwide who coordinate the group. In an interview with an online news platform, Kanu who is also the founder of Radio Biafra, described Nigeria as a zoo and accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of Islamizing Imo State.
“I wish to state for the records that I, Nnamdi Kanu, is the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and Director of Radio Biafra and is in charge of the running of the organization. In terms of the organizational structure, I can confirm that the office of the Director sits at the apex.”
Describing how the organization is structured, Kanu said under him comes Mazi Udanna Asiegbu followed by the office of the CoC, which translates into the Co-ordinator of Co-ordinators. Also, under the CoC comes the Continental Representatives which are as follows:
“(1) North America is represented by Mr. Nnamaram Ugochukwu; South America, by Leornard Aniemene, who is resident in Trinidad and Tobago. Mazi Asiegbu is resident in Spain and Clifford Iroanya, the Coordinator of Coordinators, is resident in Houston Texas, USA.
“Nnamaram Ugochukwu is resident in Dallas, Texas. The continent of Europe is represented by Mazi Edoziem in Switzerland; Asia continent is represented by Onyinyechi Nlebedim in Malaysia while Australia is represented by Austin Ofomah, who resides in Canberra, Australia.”
When interrogated on his statements during his chat with Sahara reporters, dated October 24,2015 where he referred to Nigeria as a zoo, Kanu admits he said it and that the statement was aimed at facilitating societal change.
A Sahara Reporters’ interview was played by officers of the DSS on October 24, 2015, as part of my interrogation and I acknowledged that it was me that gave the interview and the answers I provided were done by me.
As I have earlier stated in past interrogation, the statements I make are purely designed to elicit reaction that will facilitate the desired change which is needed.
In the interview, I made reference and said, ‘the zoo has come to an end, they keep killing our people…’.
In the interview, I also said ‘the language the people hear in the zoo is violence. If they fail to give us Biafra, Somalia will be a child’s play’, yes, I stated that in the interview.
Again, I was asked (and I said), ‘If they do not give us Biafra, there would be no one living in the zoo,’ yes, I said so.
Kanu also confirmed that he accused the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha of Islamizing the state in the said interview.
“I was also asked did I say that Rochas had Islamized Imo State and I said yes. I was also asked to confirm that I said that I do not believe that a peaceful approach to the restoration of Biafra was viable because I am not aware of anywhere else in the world where that is the case considering the history of the countries and their approach to such issues.”
However, Kanu denied belonging to Biafra Zionist Movement but admitted he believed in the group’s cause and he supports their actions.
“I do not belong to Biafra Zionist Movement. However, I stated my support for its action because it was a civil act designed to highlight societal injustice, the said act involved a group of civilians massing at the Government House at Enugu to hoist the Biafran flag,” he said.
Meanwhile, Barrister Vincent Obetta, the lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has finally acknowledged that his client tendered apologies to President Muhammadu Buhari, the former president Goodluck Jonathan and Igbo elders. According to him, Kanu tendered the apology in his statement to the Department of State Service when he realized that some of the things he had said against Buhari and others were uncomplimentary considering the African culture of respect to elders.