A member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the re-arrest and repatriation of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria is a prophetic development.
The member noted that with Kanu’s return to Nigeria, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has only fast-tracked the actualization of an independent Biafra nation.
He however added that the IPOB group is bigger than just its leader and that Kanu had said previously that Biafra would not be declared with him outside Nigeria.
Naija News recalls the Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
In a short ruling on Tuesday, the trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako ordered that the IPOB leader be remanded based on an application that was brought by the Federal Government.
Justice Nyako ordered that Kanu should remain in custody till July 26 pending the resumption of his trial.
The court proceeding took place barely 15 minutes after the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), disclosed to journalists that Kanu had been arrested.
During a media briefing on Tuesday, Malami stated that the IPOB leader was arrested based on a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and Interpol.
Reacting to the development, the IPOB member who spoke on the condition of anonymity according to a report monitored on The Nation, said Kanu’s re-arrest has not dampened their spirit in any way and is evidence that the actualization of Biafra is closer than ever.
The member said: “We have said over time that IPOB is bigger than Kanu. The arrest and return of Kanu have strengthened our resolve towards the actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra which is just around the corner.
“Kanu, being a prophet that he is, in one of his broadcasts, told the world that he would return to Nigeria to announce the freedom of Biafra.
“He stated in the broadcast that he would not be outside Nigeria to declare freedom for Biafrans.
“We didn’t know that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari would help to fast-track the process.
“Now that our leader is back to Nigeria through the efforts of the Nigerian government, what we are waiting for is the pronouncement and we will shock our doubters.
“Remember the case of Moses, who ran away from Egypt and was later sent back to Egypt to liberate the people of Israel?
“Kanu has been sent back to liberate us. We want to assure him that we are fully behind him and will carry out his instructions to the latter come rain, come shine.”
Meanwhile, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno has alleged that some terrorist groups are using social media platforms to recruit and radicalize Nigerian youths.
Monguno said this at the ongoing United Nations (UN) high-level conference of heads of counter-terrorism agencies of member states in New York, United States according to a statement on Tuesday from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
He described the activities of terrorists as a great threat to human existence and welfare generally.