Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has stated that he would hunt down the children of the Abia state Police officers and his ‘commanders’ should they kill anyone at his father’s burial scheduled to hold in his hometown on Friday.
“If Inspector Okon and his commanders come to my father’s house to kill anyone on 14th February 2020 at my parents’ burial, we will hunt down their children, he said in a statement on his Facebook account.
Kanu issued the threat barely days after the Abia Commissioner, Ene Okon warned IPOB members to steer clear of the burial.
The Police Commissioner had said: “Do you think we will sit down here and allow IPOB to participate in the burial?
“Whoever thinks along that line is fooling himself. IPOB will dance during the burial and the police elephants will dance too.
“I have already reached out to the traditional prime minister of Afaraukwu (Nnamdi Kanu’s community) and told him that if they want the burial to go smoothly and for police to give them security, they should tell IPOB not to near the area not to talk of participating in the burial.
” If they fail to adhere to what we’ve told them, that means they do not want the burial to go on smoothly because we are going to scatter the place.
“IPOB is proscribed by the Federal Government. I, as the Commissioner of Police in Abia cannot sit here and allow any proscribed group to operate anywhere in this state.
“I am saying this again for emphasis that there is no way police will allow a proscribed group to participate in the burial of the King and Queen of Afaraukwu simply because they are the parents of their acclaimed leader, we will not allow that and we cannot take anything for granted in the face of abundant intelligence on threat by IPOB
“If the burial committee writes to police to provide security during the burial, we will oblige them on the condition that they will guarantee us that IPOB will never, ever be part of the burial, IPOB will never get near there, in fact, that IPOB will never, ever enter Umuahia.
“That police will not see any Biafra flag, IPOB insignia or IPOB member disguising as Jewish or Zionist Church members”
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