Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group, Nnamdi Kanu has sent a text from prison stating that “Biafra has come to stay”
“Biafra has come to stay,” Kanu told AFP in a text message via his brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, who met him on Thursday in Kuje prison on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital Abuja.
“They will kill us but by the end Biafra will come. I am a prisoner of conscience and killing unarmed Biafran protesters is a crime against humanity.”
The pro-Biafran is accused by the federal government of “propagating a secessionist agenda” with the intention to “levy war against Nigeria”.
Kanu, 48, who also runs the London-based Radio Biafra, is facing charges of treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society and illegally shipping radio equipment into the country.
He has been in custody since his arrest in October, despite being granted bail, and denied all charges. His supporters continue to organise several marches to press for his release.