The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has decided to shelve the proposed meeting with the South East governors which scheduled to hold this Friday in Enugu alleging plans to assassinate him by security agencies. He said he holds leaders and elders in high esteem which made him to agree to meet with them before now at the Enugu state government house with some prominent leaders of the zone. Kanu’s stand was contained in statement he personally signed which reads, “Before now, prominent leaders and groups had insisted that I tow the line of peaceful dialogue and meet with the Governors to find a lasting solution to our grievances.
I conceded to that request which led to the 30th of August 2017 meeting with the South-East Governors Forum at the Government House in Enugu, in the company of the very eminent Prof. Ben Nwabueze and Evangelist Elliott Ugochukwu-Ukoh”. “In view of the concerted effort by the oppressive Nigerian state to shatter the peace and tranquility of the South-East and the rest of Biafraland through military intimidation, it has become necessary for me to clarify why, regrettably, I may not be able to attend Friday’s meeting with the South-East governors as earlier agreed, for three main reasons. “We are currently busy attending to our dead and injured from this latest round of unprovoked military onslaught against innocent civilians in our own land.
All the casualties so far were shot by men of the Nigerian Army deployed to my house and those stationed along motor ways leading into Umuahia my hometown”. “I have been reliably informed also, that a detachment of this same soldiers responsible for the murder of innocent unarmed IPOB family members have now been stationed near Enugu to ambush and assassinate me on my way to the meeting with the governors on Friday.