I’ll Restore Peace If Freed — Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has alleged that some government officials are benefiting from the pervasive insecurity in the South-East geopolitical zone. Kanu made these statements on Tuesday following the denial of bail by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja.

Addressing reporters after the court proceedings, Kanu emphasized that the restoration of peace in the South-East hinges on his release from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

“I suspect that some people in government are complicit. They are making money with this insecurity. They know if Nnamdi Kanu is outside, in two minutes, this nonsense will stop,” Kanu told reporters.

“Anybody involved in any form of violence in the South-East in the name of IPOB, let me come out of this nonsense, this mess, only two minutes, I guarantee you, and there will be peace in the South-East.”

Earlier, the IPOB leader, who has been in the custody of the DSS since his extradition in June 2021, and is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony, told the court that he is being treated poorly by the secret police, and that there is a conspiracy for him to die in the custody.

In the last three years, the South-East, one of the six geopolitical zones in the country, has suffered unprecedented dastard attacks by so-called “unknown gunmen”, who revel in the desecration of the area, killing hundreds of security operativesm burning down police stations and military facilities.