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IPOB leader explains why he called Nigeria a zoo

Kanu said he made those statements and acted the way he did, to get the government’s attention.

 

Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, has explained why he called Nigeria a zoo.

He said “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.”

Narrating his ordeal with the Department of State Services (DSS), he said “I was also asked did I say that Rochas had Islamised 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.”

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Adding that “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 also said “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 organisation. In terms of the organisational structure, I can confirm that the office of the Director sits at the apex.”

Kanu recently apologised to President Buhari, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and other Igbo leaders

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