The Leader of the indigenous people of Biafra IPOB Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to the attack on Owo Catholic church in Ondo State on Sunday 5th June 2022 describing the killing as senseless and unwanted provocation to the people.
Nnamdi also commended the youths for their relentless efforts in bringing peace in the entire south east by helping to apprehending the criminal elements causing havoc in the entire south east.
This contained in a message released by his lawyer and the lead counsel to Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor on Tuesday.
The Statement Reads:
First of all, apologies to UmuChineke for this late update. This was as a result of my emotional state yesterday, as I was deeply traumatized, reliving the sad carnage that took place in my home one-year ago.
Nevertheless, I conducted the Court-Ordered routine visit to our indefatigable Client – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the DSS Headquarters yesterday.
Onyendu was also in a sober mood and commiserated with the family of my late PA (Biggy), while consoling myself and all the families affected by the heinous attack in my home. He urged me never to despair as ChukwuOkike Abiama is always on the throne.
Also, Onyendu was totally devastated by the news of the attack on the last Sunday worshippers at a Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state. He condemned this recent and other senseless killings of innocent people and expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of all the victims.
We were reliably informed during this visit, that Mrs. Ukamaka Ejezie, Onyendu’s 80-year old adopted mother, who is still in the captivity of the DSS, is presently down with severe heart infection and could rarely breathe. Hence, we are calling on the World to prevail on the Nigerian Government, to ensure the immediate release of the octogenarian Great grand mother, who committed no offence by merely coming to court in solidarity with her adopted son, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, during his last Court appearance.
Onyendu was deeply impressed with the efforts our youths, particularly UMUCHINEKE, have so far demonstrated in apprehending the criminal gangs reigning havoc on our lands, and he encouraged you all never to relent in your efforts towards defending our territories and total eradication of all forms of crimes and criminalities.
The entire South-East should be cleared of hoodlums, and total normalcy restored because we have always been known as a hospitable and peace loving people, Onyendu maintains.
Furthermore, Onyendu warned those strangers still in our bushes kidnapping our people for ransoms, and killing them in the event of non-payment, to stay off our land. Otherwise, our people are charged to resist and frontally confront every criminality being perpetuated in our land. Enough is enough!
As usual, Onyendu expresses his profound gratitude to you all, UmuChineke for remaining strong in your convictions, unshaken and seemingly resolute.
Most remarkably to note, Onyendu is profoundly grateful to you, UMUCHINEKE, for heeding his call in joining hands to fight and expose criminals troubling our lands. Working together for our common good, peace and tranquility will be restored in our land.
Your prayers and supplications are impacting positively, UmuChineke and we beseech you all never to relent until the final victory is achieved. Be assured that there will surely be light at the end of the tunnel.