Monday, 12 September 2016

Enugu Residents, Others Bombard Nigerian Radio Stations With Calls In Protest Of Kanu's Illness

From neighbouring states took to the Radio this morning to protest the continued incarceration of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, over recent threats to his life and well-being.
The irate people who made an influx of protest calls to Solid 100.9FM blasting in the heartbeat of Enugu metropolis, Benue and some South-South states, vowed that Nigeria will never remain the same should anything happen to the IPOB leader.
The torrents of call came after the Radio station in its weekly program, “Newspaper Review,” which spans from 7 am to 7:45 am, read out a headline from the Nigerian dailies saying that “Nnamdi Kanu is critically ill.”
It was reported that the Indigenous People of Biafra raised alarm that its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was critically ill following the recent crises which resulted to a shoot-out in Kuje prison where Kanu is currently being held.
The report said that during the Kuje prison fracas, the prison authorities and the warders shot couple of poisonous teargas canisters into Kanu’s private cell with the intention to suffocate him.
IPOB through its spokespersons has further warned that they won’t take it easily with the world if Kanu’s present condition deteriorates. Obviously irritated with the recent development, the callers to the radio station asked for the immediate and unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, vowing that Nigeria will collapse if he dies in detention.
One of the callers simply identified as Anthony stated that Nnamdi Kanu is his mentor and leader, adding that “if anything happens to him in Kuje prison, there will be a huge catastrophe in Nigeria.”
Another caller who beckoned on the Nigerian government to release Nnamdi Kanu as a matter of urgency, assured that Nigeria would be destroyed completely if anything bad happens to the detained leader.
country, he said; “This Zoo(Nigeria) will be razed down, and we don’t want to shed blood, we don’t like shedding blood but if they want to try us, all the Zoo people (Nigerians) will go off,” he fumed.
Another caller who cautioned the Federal government simply said: “They threw in five teargas canisters into his cell to suffocate him, now he is sick, if anything happens to him, that would signal the end of Nigeria.
“We are civilized people, begging the people in power to behave like one and not to bring the nation down with bloodshed, it’s not fair,” he stated.
Another caller, Okafor, who queried why the Federal government is still keeping Nnamdi Kanu in detention since they announced that he has denounced Biafra stated that “even the cripple on the streets will turn averse against the country if Kanu dies,” adding that the government should be wise now.
“The blood of Nnamdi Kanu will not be an exchange for Biafra, we’ll not take it just like that if this man dies. Please I beg now, if he dies, I’ll also die,” another caller laments.
A new caller into the program who said he has been listening but has never called said he decided to do so because of this issue. He admonished Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu, saying that he should be more civilized than been forceful.
He further asked why he is lacking wisdom and acting as an anti-democratic president. It was further noted that while all these was happening, many other people took to Twitter and other social media protesting for Kanu’s release.
All these happens to coincide with the “#Free Nnamdi Kanu Campaign,” recently launched by the Indigenous People of Biafra, which saw different Nigerian currency notes and even currency notes used by other countries of the western world with inscriptions like “#Free Biafra, #Free Nnamdi Kanu.” People noted that this campaign strategy is unprecedented.
Credit: Chukwuemeka Chimerue


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