Apparently buoyed by the success of the sit-at-home exercise called on Tuesday by agitators, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, stormed Enugu yesterday and held closed door meeting with some Southeast leaders under the auspices of the Ala Igbo Development Foundation (ADF).
At the over two hours meeting chaired by the president of the ADF, Prof. Uzodinma Nwala, were Archbishop Maxwell Aniekwenwa; a former Ohanaeze President-General, Dr. Dozie Ikedife; Secretary General of Igbo Leaders of Thought, Prof Elo Amucheazi; a former Vice Chancellor of Imo State University, Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie; Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Archbishop Ebere Chukwu, Ambassador Lawrence Agubuzo, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, Bishop Obi Onubugo, among others.
Although resolutions of the meeting were not disclosed, it was however gathered that it was used to strengthen relationships among other Igbo groups in the agitation as well as provided opportunity for advice on the Biafra struggle.
Meanwhile, three organisations, the Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA), Igbo Youth Movement (IYM) and Igbo Women Assembly yesterday hailed Ndigbo for their resilience in the struggle for the realisation of Biafra.
They and a Biafran activist in the Diaspora, Iyke Celestine Udeze, commended Kanu for his leadership qualities. The groups stressed that “by word of the mouth, the entire eastern region and beyond were locked down completely. The lesson here is threefold, one, our people showed all, their loyalty to the IPOB, two our people also openly announced their total rejection of Nigeria as presently constituted, and finally our people decided to leave no one in doubt of our preference for freedom as opposed to eternal servitude.”
Udeze, who fled in the wake of the crackdown on pro-Biafra agitators, also condemned the activities of Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, describing both groups as terrorists.
• The Guardian.