October 21, (THEWILL) – South-East separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has given the Federal Government conditions for dialogue.
The group, in a statement issued on Thursday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful said, the Federal Government should set a date for the referendum of Biafra and also release its leader, Kanu from custody unconditionally.
It insisted that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu committed no crime to warrant his arrest and prosecution, stressing that only his release would activate room for dialogue.
The statement reads, “Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu committed no crime to deserve persecution by the federal government that is openly hobnobbing with real terrorists and Fulani bandits but crushing peaceful agitators.
“We demand unconditional release of our Leader. He should not be in detention while real terrorists and mass murderers are parading freely on the streets.
“The Nigerian government should prepare a date for the referendum on Biafra for people to decide where to stay either in Biafra or Nigeria. Those who want to sabotage Biafra freedom should wait for the referendum date.
“IPOB demands nothing other than unconditional release of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU, and a date for the Biafra referendum.
“We are not interested in any dialogue unless our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU is released before we can sit with anybody for discussion.”