Kanu, who spoke to Authority Newspaper in Umuahia, said his re-arrest would only quicken the dream for the actualization of the Biafra; emphasising that he was not afraid of being re-arrested.
“If you arrest me, Biafra will come even quicker than we anticipate. I am not afraid of being arrested. I have been there before and if need be I will also be there again.
“I will be very happy if they re-arrest me. If we are hoping for 90 percent compliance with the boycott of Anambra State Governorship election, my arrest will make the compliance 100 percent”, Kanu said.
There were rumours that Mr Nnamdi Kanu has plans to storm the commercial city of Lagos state soon in continuation of his visits to states of Nigeria.
But in reaction to the news, some individuals and groups warned him to desist from making such an adventure, because he won’t be welcome in the city. They also threatened that his safety is not guaranteed in Lagos.
Particularly, leaders of Igbo traders in the state expressed disgust at the reported plan by Kanu to storm Lagos.
They warned the Biafra activist to keep his agitation in the South East as his visit to Lagos will make Nigerians think they are in support of his call for secession and would spoil their business.
The traders who spoke to Sunday Telegraph warned Kanu and his followers that by what they profess, “taking their Biafra outside the East amounts to warmongering.”
However, Kanu in his reaction declared that nobody could deter him from visiting Lagos State if he wanted.
The Biafra activist said his inalienable right of freedom of movement could not be limited by anyone or sacrificed on the altar of mere threat, adding that threats only embolden him.
“I go to anywhere I want to go. I don’t listen to threats. They motivate me rather than dampen my spirit. That thing people say I cannot do is what I love to do. When the time comes I will go to Lagos if I have to go to Lagos.”
Asked if his much- talked- about visit to Lagos was by any invitation or only meant to prove his temerity, he simply said:
“I am not under obligation to tell you,” but quickly added that “I have friends with connections in Lagos”.
“Kani Fayode is my friend and he is in Lagos. If I try to visit him in Yoruba land, then I must see him in Lagos,” Kanu said.