Published On: Mon, Feb 13th, 2017

Biafra: FG plans to use Boko Haram members to assassinate Nnamdi Kanu – IPOB


The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has again alleged that the Federal Government was plotting to use Boko Haram members to assassinate its incarcerated leader, Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje prison.


IPOB claimed that members of the terrorist group would stage-manage jailbreak, and that in the process of exchange of gunfire, security agents would shoot Kanu as the prime target.‎

The pro-Biafra group had last year raised alarm over an alleged plot by the government to use operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, to assassinate Kanu in prison.

It alleged that it authoritatively gathered that those plotting to kill the IPOB leader had reversed the original plan of using non-traceable poison to assassinate him in prison and resorted to a new plan of direct assassination, using Boko Haram terrorists who are in custody in Kuje Prison.

However, spokespersons of the group, Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Iroanya, in a statement disclosed that IPOB intelligence source tipped-off the leadership hierarchy the new plan, adding that the assassination attempt was further corroborated by the terrorist attack alert Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed announced on Friday.

The statement read: “The assassination will be carried out in the form of a stage-managed prison escape of detained Boko Haram terrorists. The new plan is to bring other members of Boko Haram living in Northern Nigeria to storm Kuje Prison and instigate a prison jailbreak which will result in the exchange of gunfire between them and security agencies during which Nnamdi Kanu will be purportedly caught in the crossfire.

“On February 10, 2017, an online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, quoted Lai Mohammed as saying that ‘the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group and an affiliate of Boko Haram, is planning to attack banks, arms depot and prisons across the country with bombs and high-calibre weapons.’

Quoting Mohammed further, IPOB said, ‘intelligence monitoring has revealed that members of the Muslim Brotherhood are planning to forcefully free their members who are in detention in Kogi, Abuja and Kaduna states, including one Bilyaminu, an IED expert for the group who is now at Kuje Prison.’

“From this “tongue-in-cheek” revelations coming out of the mouth of Mohammed, it is obvious that this is a well-choreographed plan to assassinate the leader of IPOB, Kanu and pass it on to the jailbreak attempts of detained Boko Haram terrorists.

“We affirm our determination to restore the nation of Biafra. Therefore, government and its collaborators will never stop us. The nation of Biafra is our God-given inheritance and nobody or government will stop us from taking back our nation, not even the continuous attempts to assassinate Kanu.”

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