Wife of incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, Uchechi Kanu, has revealed that her husband is so obsessed with the agitation for the restoration of Biafra that he once threatened to sacrifice her and their children to achieve his aim.
Kanu, who currently is the face Biafra agitation, has been incarcerated since 2015 when he was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, in Lagos.
Speaking with ThisDay, Uchechi stressed that her husband abhors oppression and has always stood in defence of the oppressed. According to Uchechi, “He is a man that is obsessed with Biafra to the point of insanity and many times he has said publicly that he would gladly sacrifice me, the children and the wider family, if that is what it would take for Biafra to be free.
That is the type of man Nigeria is facing, and that is the kind of man my husband is.” Uchechi, while calling for the release of her husband, stressed that Igbos have the right to agitate for the actualisation of Biafra. She said, “Nigeria is presently situated in the right context of the word “democratic ignorance”, which prompts me once again to call the government of Major-General Buhari a democratic dictatorship, not a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
“We Biafrans have the uncontested right to self-determination; the Nigerian government and their terrorized judiciary, who are afraid of honest interpretation of the law, should stop interfering in this case because all they end up doing is foolishly showcasing their unintelligent criminal cheating minds before the whole civilized world. “As for the struggle, the Nigeria government and her agents should allow us Biafrans to hold a referendum (with reference to Scotland/UK). If we lose, we will stop agitating for Biafra.
“Let me tell you, Biafra is my hope. I see Biafra as a new beginning, a place where systems are well structured, where there is civility, law and order because as it is, all I see is barbarism in Nigeria. My husband is right for insisting on freedom for all of us Biafrans and beyond because without it, life is meaningless. “My family is in England today, a very beautiful country, because the likes of Oliver Cromwell fought and many died that the House of Commons may be established to speak for the common man. Without justice, equity and fairness, Africa will remain backward.”
Source: Daily Times