Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has asked members agitating for a new country to be prepared for their sovereignty, which will be realised soon.
Kanu made the comments in a statement signed by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.
He added that the organisation was working to free all those arrested by the Nigerian Army and police in Eleme, Rivers State.
The statement reads, “IPOB is totally ready and doing much to ensure that Biafra independence and sovereignty comes in our life time.
“Therefore, every Biafran must be prepared to welcome the sovereignty and independence of Biafra in no distance future.”
Kanu hailed Biafrans for a successful commemoration of the victims of the Nigerian Civil War, which took place from 1967 to 1970.
The statement added, “This year’s celebration of the epoch event went successfully well across Biafraland without any hinderance. All Biafrans around the globe celebrated this event in their respective countries of abode.
“We equally thank Biafrans of Ijaw (Izon), Annang, Ibibio, Igbo, Uhrobo, Isoko, ltsekiri, Efik, Igede, Igala, Igbanke (Igbo Akira), Igodomigodo, Esan, Ogoni and others who contributed immensely for the huge success recorded in this year’s exercise.
“IPOB is working the clock round both locally and internationally to ensure that those illegally arrested by the Nigerian Army and police at Eleme during their candle procession are released without further delay.”
Saharareporters, New York