The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has asked members of the outlawed group to be ready to embrace peace during this time.
Naija News reports that the lead counsel to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, made this known on Monday during an interview with reporters in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Ejiofor disclosed that Kanu asked IPOB members to participate in the ongoing peacemaking process during a visit to him at the Department of State Security (DSS) detention facility in Abuja on Thursday.
The lawyer also said his client stated that the ongoing interventions towards peaceful coexistence must be respected, encouraged and adhered to by all IPOB members.
He, however, said the IPOB leader advised his supporters not to be distracted by those plotting to frustrate the realization of Biafra.
Ejiofor said: “Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu deeply appeals to UmuChineke to avail themselves of the peace initiative presently ongoing and not to be distracted anymore. He further implored all UMUCHINEKE to keep their eyes on the ball because enemies are struggling in vain to entrench disharmony.
“Onyendu reiterates that the ongoing interventions towards peaceful coexistence must be respected, encouraged and abided by. His call for unity among the entire UmuChineke at all levels, who believe in his peaceful message cannot be overemphasised.
“Further, Onyendu extends his warm regards to millions of his fans and followers who have equally remained consistently resolute and focused. He is convinced that the present situation will only last a while and he will emerge victoriously.
“He also used the opportunity to offer special prayers for me in commemoration of my birthday, as he believed most strongly that the future is crystal bright and holds many good tidings. Consistent with our usual request, we crave your unrelentless prayers and supplications to the Almighty Chukwuokike Abiama. It will surely end in Praises.”