Younger brother of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Prince Emmanuel Kanu, has dismissed as laughable the reported fresh charges to be preferred against his elder brother, Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government, telling the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN to channel such charges to the killer herdsmen, bandits and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association.
In an exclusive interview with the our Reporter in Umuahia (Today) Thursday ahead of Nnamdi Kanu’s reappearance and resumed trial at Justice Binta Nyako Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, July 26, 2021, the younger Kanu described his brother as a freedom fighter, adding “the fresh charges by Abubakar Malami are dead on arrival”.
“My brother is a freedom fighter and has at no time directed anybody to bear arms, let alone kill. But some people in this country are killing and admitting that they’re the ones that killed without the government, Malami or the security agencies arresting or preferring charges against them.
“Nnamdi is a freedom fighter for Christians and peoples of the minorities of the Southern and Northern Nigeria. New charges for who and for what? One man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist
“Just imagine, 43 persons were killed yesterday, Wednesday by herdsmen in Benue State. Is Bahari’s government ignorant of all these killings? Have they arrested any of these killer herdsmen, let alone prosecuting them?
“Yet they commit billions to kidnap Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho in gang style manner. I commend the Yoruba nation for standing behind their son, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. They shouldn’t allow his repatriation.
“They won’t cow him (Nnamdi) in the struggle to actualise the Republic of Biafra. We’re moving forward with our struggle and no amount of intimidation with phantom charges will deter us”, he warned.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.