Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has been chastised by Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for his agitation for Biafra.
Kanu, according to Igbokwe, has no experience with fighting because he was not present during the Biafra civil war.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Governor Babajide Sanwo-assistant Olu’s revealed why he rejoiced at Kanu’s detention.
He described how the IPOB commander once threatened to murder him and his family if they did not support the Biafra cause.
“If they see me, his boys, they should behead me, kill all my children, destroy my home,” Igbokwe said on Radio Biafra. “I played it down, but I put my life in the hands of God and my family because I was asking myself, has it gotten to this, that you can’t hear voices that aren’t saying no, we can’t go this way?”
”I am older than him; I lived through the civil war, whereas he didn’t. I understand what we went through because I could not go to school during the civil war; I was in Primary 5 when the war began in 1967, and after the war, I restarted in Primary 5, and I know what happened: the casualties, the pain, the tears, the losses; my father lost his business; and we asked ourselves, “Do we have to go through this again?”
“Having seen it all because I know what he does not know and I have seen what he has not seen, I have the experience, I have seen it all, and I have got the history on my side. Has it come to this that if there are any dissenting voices, the individual must be killed?
“It might have been a lot worse; there were a lot of people that perished. I am not rejoicing in death; instead, I am grateful to God that I am at least a little bit free. “Do we have to go this way again?” I ask, looking at the big picture.