The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has declared that he wants “Biafra land to be calm and peaceful”.
Kanu made the declaration Tuesday in Abuja where he appeared before the Federal High Court.
The IPOB Leader said that killings and violence in Biafra land had to stop immediately.
His words:” I want Biafra land to be calm and peaceful; calm and very, very peaceful! We are fighting to defend our people not to kill them. We are fighting to defend them that’s why I’m here, and we will continue to do so until we get victory”.
There have been unprecedented heightened killings in parts of South East for some years now, a development that has remained a serious source of worry for residents.
The Killings have often been blamed on unknown gunmen.
IPOB has also denied any involvement with the killings, saying the group is not, and has nothing to do with unknown gunmen.
It also Insists that the movement has not changed its non-violence philosophy in the struggles for Biafra restoration.
Meanwhile, the Federal High Court in Abuja, again, on Tuesday, dismissed the bail request filed by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
It was the second time in a row the court would turn down the bail request by the IPOB leader, who faces seven terrorism-related charges.
Ruling on Tuesday, the judge, Binta Nyako, held that Mr Kanu’s second bail request amounts to an abuse of court process, after a similar application was rejected on May 18.
“The present application amounts to an abuse of court process for attempting to relitigate an issue already decided by the court.”
Mrs Nyako had revoked the IPOB leader and asked him to give reasons for his absence from court since 2017.