Nobody can stop me from visiting Lagos – Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu
Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has declared that nobody can stop him from visiting Lagos State if he so desires.

Kanu spoke yesterday in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, against the background of claims by some individuals that his security is not guaranteed in Lagos as the city is not part of Biafra. There are reports that the Biafra agitator was planning to storm the nation’s commercial city.

 The IPOB leader said that his inalienable right of freedom of movement could not be limited by anyone. He said he could not be cowed by threat, as “threats only embolden me.” His words: “I go anywhere I want to go. I don’t listen to threats.
“They motivate me rather than dampen my spirit. That thing people say I cannot do is what I love to do. When the time comes I will go to Lagos if I have to.” On whether his rumoured visit to Lagos was by any invitation or only meant to prove his temerity, he simply said: “I am not under obligation to tell you, I have friends with connections in Lagos. “Femi Fani-Fayode is my friend and he is in Lagos. If I try to visit him in Yoruba land, then I must see him in Lagos,” Kanu said.

On the possibility of his being re-arrested for alleged flouting of his bail conditions, Kanu said he was not afraid of being rearrested, adding that such development would only facilitate the actualisation of Biafra.

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“If you arrest me, Biafra will come even quicker than we anticipate. I am not afraid of being arrested. I have been there before and if need be, I will also be there again. “I will be very happy if they re-arrest me. If we are hoping for 90 per cent compliance with the boycott of Anambra State Governorship election, my arrest will make the compliance 100 per cent,” he said.

Kanu, however, warned that any attempt to re-arrest him could have grave consequences.


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