The Indigenous People of Biafra, on Sunday, said it was not losing sleep over reports that the FG might ask the Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail granted to its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on the grounds of alleged breach of the bail conditions.
Part of the major conditions of the bail, which Justice Binta Nyako had granted Kanu on April 25, 2017, included prohibition from granting press interviews.
The judge also barred Kanu from participating in any rally and warned that he should never be found in any crowd of more than 10 persons.
Saturday PUNCH had reported that sources in the Federal Ministry of Justice in Abuja revealed that alleged breaches of the bail conditions by Kanu were being observed, and might be relied on by the Federal Government to ask the court to revoke the bail.
However, reacting to the development, IPOB said it did not care if the Federal Government decided to revoke Kanu’s bail.
IPOB spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful, who made the declaration while responding to our correspondent’s enquiries, said the revocation of Kanu’s bail would not affect the agitation for Biafra.
In an email, which he sent to our correspondent, the IPOB spokesman added that arresting Kanu again would be a major mistake on the part of the Federal Government.
“We don’t give a damn – whether they arrest him (Kanu) or not. We don’t bother.
“Whether they keep Nnamdi Kanu in or out of Nigerian prisons, the restoration effort continues unabated,” Powerful said, adding that “having Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in prison is always good for the struggle to restore Biafra.
“Nnamdi Kanu alive is peaceful disintegration; he dies in prison then Nigeria will witness a level of destruction that even Britain cannot stop,” the pro-Biafran agitator declared.
Noting that Kanu’s re-arrest would turn out to be a major mistake on the part of the Federal Government, Powerful pointed out that the IPOB leader’s initial arrest raised the profile of the struggle for Biafra to its current level.
He said, “Arresting Mazi Nnamdi Kanu again cannot stop the agitation rather it will be a very big mistake on the part of Federal Government and her security operatives because when they arrested him on his arrival from London in his hotel room in Lagos, it sparked protests across the world and it drew the attention of world leaders and other relevant world organisations. “