Yesterday, December 19, Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, said he would not be broken by the last Friday Supreme Court verdict that he (Kanu) must face trial on terrorism allegations against him by the Federal Government.
Kanu spoke just as the militia arm of IPoB, the Eastern Security Network, ESN, issued a warning to herdsmen, thugs and vigilante outfits operating in the South-East as it marks its third anniversary.
The security outfit also warned the Anambra Vigilante Group, AVG, to stop the alleged abduction of people in the state.
Kanu spoke about facing terrorism charges in a statement made available to newsmen in Owerri, through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, after the visit to the headquarters of the Depatment State Services, DSS, in Abuja, where Kanu was detained for over two years.
The IPOB leader’s lawyer said he was sure that he would be victorious in the legal battle.
However, reacting to the verdict of the Supreme Court by citing some of the sections of the Nigeria constitution, he said: “The eventual verdict of the Supreme Court was conveyed to Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and he expressed reservations on the outcome.
“However, Onyendu elected to accept this outcome because of the finality of the Supreme Court decisions, and not because they are infallible.
“Nevertheless, in accepting this verdict, Onyendu specifically requested that the following compelling questions be put out publicly to the discerning members of the public, who are keenly following the trajectory of this case: to wit:
“Did the decision of the Supreme Court, which substantially sanctioned the Federal Government’s illegal act of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s abduction and extraordinary rendition to Nigeria, effectively repeal the following Nigerian laws, which were all cited in our brief before the Supreme Court?
“Onyendu once again thanked Ezigbo UmuChineke for your prayers and love, even as he encouraged all to remain focused and keep their eyes on the ball.
“Onyendu enjoined his followers to continue to conduct themselves peacefully as they have always done.”