Addressing elders and chieftains at his residence in
Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State on Thursday, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), said his organization would kill
former President Olusegun Obasanjo if he attempts to harm the IPOB

Mr. Kanu’s threat came after former President Obasanjo commented that
Nigerians must do everything possible to stop the campaigning for the
secession of Biafra, a cause spearheaded by Mr. Kanu.

The former president made the comment on Tuesday while speaking at
the International Conference Centre in Abuja during the launch of the
biography of the late Brigadier Zakariya Maimalari. He stressed that a
failure to put an end to the Biafra agitation could lead to a repeat of
the 1966 coup and the other events that eventually culminated in the
civil war.

The Biafran agitator responded with a threat to the elder statesman.

“I remember Obasanjo calling us names. They said we must eliminate
Kanu and for those words coming out from his mouth, he is going to die,”
Mr. Kanu declared.

“I told Obasanjo that I have given instructions to IPOB should
anything happen to me. Everything that comes from Obasanjo’s lineage
will die the same day at the same time. It is a standing instruction to

“Wherever they are, we will kill them ourselves at the same time, the
same day, 12 noon, wherever we find them all over the world. I am not
like anything they have seen before,” Mr. Kanu boasted.


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