Kanu, IPOB Inciting Genocide In Igboland - Uwazuruike - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, March 1, 2021

Kanu, IPOB Inciting Genocide In Igboland - Uwazuruike

                        •Nnamdi Kanu

From Kelvin Okafor, Owerri

Founder and leader of the Movement for the Actualization of a Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, on Monday alleged that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was instigating  ethnic cleansing in Southeast region.

Uwazuruike also accused IPOB leader of denigrating Igbo leaders and South East governors in his desperation to keep  leading Igbo youths to their early deaths.

He spoke in Owerri, the Imo state capital, while addressing newsmen.

Uwazuruike recalled that he recruited Kanu “into the Biafran Independence struggle,” but lamented the man had derailed by goading impressionable Igbo youths into taking up arms against the federal government.

Uwazuruike appealed to the South East Governors to wrest the Eastern Security Network (ESN) from IPOB and its leader, Kanu.

He also challenged the fleeing IPOB leader to return home to continue his agitation if truly he was  not driven by self - serving agenda.

“Kanu couldn’t have encouraged the ESN operatives to take up arms against the federal government if he was living in Nigeria.

“I started this struggle over 20 years ago. I recruited everybody who is part of this struggle today. We started before politicians came in. Politicians started sponsoring people among us and we started having divisions among us. After that, they started taking arms against the government and this is now a problem to Ndigbo and Nigeria.

“Over 20 years ago when we started this Biafran Independence struggle, we premised the struggle on non-violence. Unfortunately, politicians came in and took away some of my members and started using them as thugs.

“Today so many people are being killed not by herdsmen but ourselves. The other time, it was, Enugu and Obigbo, now it is Orlu. If you attract the military into Igboland and they kill Igbos, you are the cause of their death. The future is bleak for all of us because IPOB is inciting genocide here.

“I’m worried because I started this exercise and recruited Nnamdi Kanu. So, the accusing fingers are on me. At no point will Ndigbo go to war with other ethnic groups or Nigeria again. That’s not what we want as a people.

“Our young ones’ brains have been bastardized. Our leaders have been humiliated and insulted. No respect for the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, our governors and prominent citizens. You don’t denigrate your leaders.

“Kanu, who is not in Nigeria, is recruiting and brainwashing our youths into fighting soldiers. Those doing this know that there is no way they can defeat Nigeria. They are doing this for personal aggrandizement,” Uwazuruike said.

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