Father of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has accused the Federal Government of plotting to kill his son.
The man, Okwu Kanu, said the government’s latest move to re-arrest his Biafra agitator’s son was to have him killed.
Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Mr. Kanu maintained that his son has not committed any offense that could warrant a call for his re-arrest.
The Federal Government had filed an application before an Abuja High Court, seeking the revocation of Nnamdi Kanu’s bail on the grounds that he breached his bail conditions.
But the IPOB leader’s father claimed that the bail conditions granted his son are a violation of his fundamental human rights.
He said: “When they talk of re-arresting him, it means they want to kill him, but God will not allow them because my son has done nothing wrong.
“I am using this opportunity to call on the United Nations to call the Nigerian government to order because they are planning to kill my son.
“Why will they want to re-arrest him? Did he kill anybody? Did he flout the constitution?
“Some people are saying that my son, flouted the bail condition given him by a Federal High Court in Abuja, but the question remains, what type of bail condition was that? Is it possible that a person of my son’s standing in the society could stay without meeting up to 10 persons in a day or week?
“So, the said bail condition was against his fundamental human rights.
“The court in the first place never restrained him from moving about. So, in the course of going to see one or two of his friends and those people would organise reception for him, I don’t think there is anything wrong with that to warrant his being crucified.
“The question I have been asking since I heard about this planned re-arrest is whether Nnamdi is running away from the country? There is no way he would do that. Any day they want him to appear in court, he will quietly do that.”
Okwu added that the federal government’s reaction to the northern quit notice is biased compared to the Biafra agitations.
“I read the other day that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said the Federal Government did not arrest sponsors of quit notice to Igbo living in the northern part of the country because of the security implications.
“From what he said, it was not that the Arewa youths did not commit any offense, but the issue is that the Federal Government is afraid of what will come out of such arrests and allowed them to move freely.
“On the other hand, they are making move to get Nnamdi Kanu, who had done nothing re-arrested because they believe nothing would happen if they do that, but they may be making the greatest mistake.
“It is this treating people from a certain part of the country as being superior to others that is making the agitation for Biafra to gain momentum on a daily basis.”
Nnamdi Kanu was first arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) and spent 18 months in detention.