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Nnamdi Kanu ‘I wanted to draw attention,’ IPOB leader says

Kanu said he just wanted to point the attention of the government to the sufferings of the Nigerian people.

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Radio Biafra boss, Nnamdi Kanu

(Vanguard Newspaper)
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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu has apologised to President Buhari, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and Igbo leaders.

He said he just wanted to point the attention of the government to the sufferings of the Nigerian people.

Kanu said “All I was trying to do is to draw attention to the problems afflicting society and something done about them.”

According to Punch Newspapers, he said he formed IPOB because of the “incessant hardship, lack of holistic development in the socio-economic landscape of Nigeria, lack of youth employment, corruption in high offices and economic regression.”

The IPOB leader also said “I can confirm that I, Nnamdi Kanu, is the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra worldwide as a legitimately and duly registered body at the United Nations pursuing the rights of a specific indigenous people, in this case, Biafra, to seek self determination according to the said charter.

“The reason for the formation of the Indigenous People of Biafra is to avail those referring to themselves as Biafrans the opportunity made available as a result of the United Nations declaration to seek the peaceful rebirth of Biafra in line with international law.”

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The IPOB leader was reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) in his hotel room.

Nnamdi Kanu was charged to court by the Federal Government for treasonable felony on December 22, 2015.

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