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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has provided a robust response to the recent claims by the former media aide to former President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, revealing how Nnamdi Kanu’s assassination plot was converted to a jail sentence in 2021.
IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, who was reacting to a statement credited to Adesina during his book launch recently said Buhari’s administration understands the consequences of considering such assassination option.
While calling the entire comments of Adesina a bluff in a statement he released to newsmen yesterday, Powerful said: “Femi Adesina claimed that Mohammed Buhari did Mazi Nnamdi Kanu a favour by arresting him as opposed to their assassination plans but the truth is that the murderous government of Buhari understood the consequences of eliminating Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Femi Adesina wrote a book thinking that the mention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will sell his book and that revealing their secret plans against Kanu, Ndigbo, IPOB, and the Biafra struggle will be to his advantage. The book has turned into toilet paper. No sane person will spend their money or time to buy that book or read it.”
Recalling the Buhari’s administration, Powerful said: “Without tangible development in Nigeria after eight years of governance, they are unarguably the most hated administration in all of Nigeria’s miserable existence.
“We are very happy that Adesina and his principal, Major General Buhari (retd), failed to eliminate Kanu because they tried it during the time they attacked his father’s compound that led to his parents’ deaths.
“Femi Adesina thought that if he mentioned Nnamdi Kanu in his book, Nigerians would praise him.
“In his infamous book written as the aide of the former President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesena disclosed that the murderous government of his boss planned to assassinate Nnamdi Kanu, but his boss did Kanu a favour by only just arresting him.
“It’s revealing that the former aide to the former President, Adesina, has exposed the devilish agenda of his principal in his book. We know that they have tried so many ways to eliminate Kanu without success. It is good that the government could not assassinate Kanu and are now confessing it.
“We assure the Nigeria government that they can not murder Kanu without consequences that will shake the foundation of their one Nigerian.
“Adesina, the lying machine for the terrorist sympathizer government of Buhari, claimed in his book that Kanu was arrested and extradited to Nigeria to face trial in their court.
“To put the record straight, Kanu was not arrested but was kidnapped in Kenya, tortured for eight days, and extraordinarily renditioned to Nigeria by the murderous government of Buhari.
“Even when the Court of Appeal in Abuja discharged and acquitted Kanu, the lawless government of Buhari refused to obey the judgment of the court. Moreover, the current APC government of Bola Tinubu has continued with the persecution and illegal detention of Kanu.
“IPOB wants Nigeria past and present governments to understand that Kanu has beaten them legally in courts. He has no charges against him. Mazi Kanu is being persecuted and detained extra judiciously for championing a lawful Biafra self-determination movement’s referendum.
“Those who will contemplate eliminating him directly or indirectly should be ready for a brutal war. Should they dare, we promise all collaborators and their families that they will equally be eliminated irrespective of their country of residence,” Powerful stated.