- The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, denies granting interviews to journalists
- Kanu says the judge cannot stop him from speaking
- The IPOB leader insists he is only responding to questions from journalists
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has dismissed suggestions that he is flouting the bail conditions granted him by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Kanu also said that the court cannot stop him from speaking.
The IPOB leader made the statement on Monday, July 24, when responding to questions from journalists in Enugu where he went to receive awards from a number of pan-Igbo groups, including the Igbo Women Assembly, the Eastern Consultative Assembly and the Igbo Students Union, The Punch reports.
When asked by journalist if he was not worried that he could be re-arrested for flouting the bail conditions by granting interviews, the IPOB leader denied granting any interview.
He said he was only responding to questions, insisting that what he was doing was legal.
He said: “I am replying you. That is what I am doing. I am not giving an interview, I am responding to the question you asked me.
“The judge is a very learned fellow. She cannot stop me from speaking.”
Kanu said President Muhammadu Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) are the ones that are guilty of flouting court orders.
“Buhari and the DSS have been in multiple breaches of court order after court order. I wish you can go to the DSS and ask Daura, what is his name? Lawal, whatever his name is, the DSS Director General, why DSS does not obey court orders.
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“They are the ones flouting the court orders. It’s not me.
“What I am doing is entirely legal. You ask me a question and I respond to you because if I keep quiet you see me as a very arrogant fellow.” he said.
Meanwhile, Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to end what he described as Fulani herdsmen rampage in the southeast region before the end of 2017.
The IPOB leader said the Fulani herdsmen impunity must stop, assuring his audience that the Fulani crisis would no longer exist soon.
Kanu said the people cannot be expected to tolerate the condition he described as humiliating.
He said the freedom of the people was non-negotiable.
In the video below, Legit.ng TV takes a critical look at Nnamdi Kanu and the struggle for the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra.