By Philips Sunday
Former Ijaw Youth Council President and Founder of the defunct Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Chief Mujahid Asari Dokubo, has called on the Federal Government to release the Director of Radio Biafra and Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu who was arrested and has been detained by the Department of State Security Services (DSS) since October 2015.
Mr. Dokubo, made this statement during an interview with ‘The Biafra Herald’, where he furthered that President Buhari’s treasonable act labeled on Kanu because of his dual citizenship, shows that the President does not understand what he is talking about and he should be ignored due to the fact that his daughter Zarah Buhari is in possession of dual passport yet there is no treasonable act placed on her.
According to him, “Kanu did not commit any crime by calling for self-determination and he should be freed. It is never a crime to call for self-determination, thus, he should be freed. Biafrans have to put away their differences and make sure he comes out.
“When I was in detention, Igbo came together to bring me out. Nnamdi has done tremendously well and has shown resoluteness in the Biafra struggle. Our goal is our independence and the good of our people.
“IPOB should extend their campaign to every region in Biafraland and not just Igboland. The Biafra gospel should be preached everywhere and people should be told why they should fearlessly join in this movement.” He said.
Mr Dokubo also commended the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for coming this far in their struggle for the creation of Biafra Republic.
In his words, “it is our collective responsibilities that will make Biafra restoration a success. The Biafra struggle is for everyone and no one can do it all alone, thus, everyone should do away with differences and come together to make sure Kanu is freed and Biafra is restored.
“Leadership should not be our interest now; everyone should focus on our goal, which is the restoration of the sovereign state of Biafra. Any Biafran who wants to deny the fact that Kanu catalysed this quest for Biafra independence is lying to himself; it is an obvious truth.
“This is not time to nurse grudges against one another so that our enemies will not take advantage of it and then use it against us. I urge every Biafran to be strong and also call for the release of our brother, Kanu,” he stated.
Recall Mr. Dokubo had earlier expressed his support for the Biafran movement, adding that his group shares the same vision with the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).
Meanwhile Kanu alongside his co-accused, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi are facing a six-count charge of treasonable felony, brought against them by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Although they have been granted bail twice by a federal high court sitting in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government has refused to obey the court orders raising doubts over the possibility of Mr. Kanu and his co-accused regaining freedom.