The self-proclaimed leader of the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has identified the British government as the main impediment against the actualization of an independent state of Biafra.
Kanu revealed this during his New Year message, in a broadcast on Radio Biafra on Friday.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, Kanu described the British government as hell-bent on supporting the unity of Nigeria, at the detriment of the “South-East region that is part of the components that hold the centre”.
“You people think we are fighting the Fulani. Who is Fulani? Those stopping Biafra is Britain because they know what Biafra is all about. Because (Governor Dave) Umahi wants to be the vice president, then I must allow Fulani from Mali to come and kill our people?”
Nnamdi Kanu is a London based Nigerian activist and the leader of IPOB. The main aim of IPOB is to achieve an independent state of Biafra from the old Eastern region of Nigeria through a referendum.
In September 2017, the Federal High Court in Abuja gave judicial backing to the executive order of President Muhammadu Buhari, outlawing IPOB and its activities in Nigeria.
But Nnamdi Kanu and his group have remained defiant, in December Kanu launched a security outfit in South-Eastern states of Nigeria describing it as a move to solve the regions security crisis.
He said, “Having waited for many years for our governors to secure our land as Yoruba governors did to no avail, we, the people of the East comprising of South- East and South-South have resolved to defend our land from the ravages of terrorism and extrajudicial killings.