By Amos Dunia, Persecond News
Abuja – Radio Biafra which went off air for about three months ago, on Sunday announced the dismissal of one of its Directors and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu.
This is just as it was gathered that leadership crisis and clear division may have erupted within the Indigenous People of Biafra.
This was made manifest in a broadcast by a lady announcer, who introduced herself as Ifeoma Okorafor saying the radio is back on air with IPOB’s restructuring.
Accordingly, Okorafor announced that Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili has been appointed to replace Kanu, adding that the former leader of IPOD’s dismissal was arrived at after extensive and intensive consultations.
The IPOD radio accused Kanu of throwing away the original meaning of the collective struggle of members of the organisation for personal gain and vain glorification.
The broadcast by Okorafor further stated that Nnamdi Kanu was dismissed owing to his personalization of the Biafran struggle and derailing from the core objectives of IPOB as a grassroots movement.
Other sins allegedly committed by Kanu according to the broadcast by Okorafor include; “Kanu’s actions and his decisions to incite members of IPOB towards violence and avoidable confrontation with security agents leading to the death of many innocent young people in Onitsha, Aba and Umuahia is totally unacceptable and grossly irresponsible.
“Kanu privately collected £14m and another $22m to purchase landed properties abroad in his name and that of his father Igwe Israel Kanu in a clear case of monkey dey work baboon dey chop.
“Kanu turned our collective struggle into a money-making enterprise for himself and his father. Thus, the monies contributed by enterprising and hard-working Igbo youths across the world are being collected and converted by one man and his father for self- enrichment while pretending to be sacrificing for the Igbo cause.
“Upon his release from detention in April 2017, one expected Kanu to drum up support for the release of his colleagues and co-detainees such as Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. These are our brothers who were arrested at the same time with him and they should not be forgotten.
“We hereby demand their immediate and unconditional release. Kanu, since his release, has never spoken about them or rallied support for the release of these our freedom fighters. Instead, he has been going about collecting chieftaincy titles and having a messianic swagger that even allowed full-blooded Igbomen to kneel down and kiss his feet.
IPOB believes in democracy as a solid base of any modern state, the rule of law, and will always reject violence in all its ramification.. Kanus deputy Mazi Uche Okafor Mefor also suffered the same fate with Nnamdi Kanu.”
Persecond News gathered that the return of the mouthpiece of the IPOB to the airwaves with a 6 AM to 7 AM broadcasting from London in the morning of Sunday November 12, 2017 made security agencies became frenzy over the latest change and possible restructuring of the body already classified and categorized a terrorists’ organisation.
Sources within the security circle confided in our correspondent that the IPOD radio broadcast was monitored and received with clear signals and reception in across the country specifically in Lagos, Awka, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Sokoto.
The source further told our correspondent that the IPOD broadcast is on 7240 khz in the 41 meter band and 11530 khz on the 25 meter band shortwave which was heard in Nigeria on Sunday evening from 8pm-9pm.