Kanunta Kanu, the younger brother of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has stated that some members of the group “honour with their lips and their hearts are far away.”
Kanu’s sibling called on supporters of Biafra to halt attacking and threatening Aloy Ejimakor, one of the counsels to the IPOB leader, who raised the alarm about death threats to his life.
Kanunta Kanu cautioned IPOB members against intimidating Ejimakor and other IPOB activists.
“The big picture here is #BIAFRA and #MaziNnamdiKanu. #Biafran restoration is not a #talkshow. Stop threatening men working for #Biafra. Some people draw near to #IPOB with their mouth; And honor #IPOB with their lips, But their hearts are far from #Biafra. #OkikeFreeOurMind,” Kanu wrote on his known Twitter handle on Wednesday.
SaharaReporters had on Monday reported that Ejimakor stated that he was receiving death threats “from people I’ve been defending for years.”
In a tweet on his verified Twitter handle on Monday, Ejimakor had linked the threat of murder from IPOB members to the controversial suspension of the sit-at-home directive by the IPOB leadership.
He had clarified that Kanu, in the detention of the Department of State Services, Abuja, did not pass the sit-at-home order that was started about three weeks ago through him (Ejimakor).
He had noted that the message “was already delivered by others days before I visited him on 9th August.”
“I can no longer keep quiet because I’m receiving DEATH THREATS from people I’ve been defending for years. Hear this: Onyendu DID NOT pass the SIT AT HOME message through me. The message was already delivered by others days before I visited him on 9th August. Check social media,” Ejimakor had written.