Leader of the proscribed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has accused ex-deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu of conspiring with the federal government and some political leaders of Igbo extraction in the wake of the Nigeria Army operation python dance in the Southeast to kill him and his parents.
To recap, IPOB members resident in Germany physically assaulted Ekweremadu in Nuremberg during an event organised for the Yam Festival with the scene going viral and drawing mixed reactions.
Justifying the Senator’s attack, Kanu in an interview with Vanguard said the victim asked for it, alleging that he was involved in alleged plot to kill him and his parents, a claim, which contracted position in some circles that Ekweremadu was supportive of the IPOB leader during his travail in Nigeria.
Kanu said, “He (Ekweremadu) was part and parcel of the plot to have me and my parents murdered in my home and our dream of Biafra freedom extinguished in the process.
“Have you ever heard that IPOB attacked Senator Abaribe or spoke ill of him? It is because Abaribe is consistent. He stood surety for me; even when he came under immense pressure to sign my death warrant, he refused. That is the meaning of genuine leadership. You don’t campaign for my release in the morning only to turn around in the evening and plan for my death, only a few weeks afterwards, because I refused to compromise my stance on Biafra and you expect me to remain eternally grateful to you for that. Have you ever asked yourself what would have become of me had the battalion of soldiers they sent to my house succeeded in killing me?
“Anybody who was part of the Nike Lake Resort meeting of the 15th of September 2017, that effectively rubber-stamped my assassination and the deadly invasion of our land, will be confronted. Ekweremadu regrettably happens to be one of the chief sponsors of that gathering in Enugu. The records of the financiers, sponsors and attendees of that meeting are a matter of public record.”