“Violence will cease in southeast once i’m released” – Nnamdi Kanu tells court


Nnamdi Kanu, the imprisoned leader of the banned separatist organization, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has disclosed the rationale behind his plea for release.

Kanu conveyed that he believes the ongoing escalation of violence in the southeast will subside upon his liberation.

Following the denial of bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, Kanu addressed the public shortly after the court session.

The IPOB leaders said: –

“Anybody committing crime cannot go free.

I swear it.

Anybody committing crime in the east cannot go free.

“They are doing it because I am in the DSS (CUSTODY).

If I were to be outside, nobody can try THIS.

I suspect that some people in government are complicit.

They are making money with the insecurity.

“They know if Nnmadi Kanu is outside, in two minutes this nonsense will stop.

Who is the bagger or idiot that will speak when I am talking.

“That, I will give an order in the East, who is the idiot that will counter IT?

Nobody can.

I am Nnmadi Kanu.


“Anybody involved in any form of violence in the East in the name of IPOB is a goner and they know it.

Let me come out of this mess, only two minutes, there will be peace in the East,” he said.