The Federal Government has said it would go after individual collaborators of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, irrespective of their standing in the society.
This information came from none other than the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while briefing the press in Abuja.
According to the Minister: “None of Kanu’s collaborators, irrespective of their standing in society will be spared.
“We can tell you that the forensic investigation carried out so far has revealed a treasure trove of information on the proscribed IPOB leader and his collaborators. While the investigation continues, we assure you that none of the collaborators, irrespective of their standing in the society, will be spared. They will all face the full wrath of the law for their activities that challenge our nation’s sovereignty and
threaten its unity. No one, no matter how highly placed, is bigger than the country.”
Muhammed faulted the call for Kanu to be treated fairly.
“It is interesting that many are suddenly calling for a fair trial for Kanu as if he didn’t get one before he decided to jump bail and flee.
“However, I can assure you that the fair deal that Kanu denied many of the victims of the violence which he instigated through his broadcasts and tweets will not be denied him.”
The Minister also refused to disclose the country Kanu was picked: “There have been speculations on how this re-arrest was pulled off and in which country the hitherto fugitive leader of the proscribed IPOB was nabbed.
“What we can tell you, once again, is that the re-arrest was made possible by the diligent efforts of our security and intelligence agencies, in collaboration with countries with which we have obligations. We continue to respect and honour the obligations.”
Speaking about Kanu’s lifestyle since he left the country, Muhammed said:
“It will interest Nigerians to know that for over two years, our security and intelligence agencies were on the trail of the proscribed IPOB leader as he lived a five-star life across several countries, travelling on chartered private jets, living in luxury apartments and turning out in designing clothes and shoes.
“Of course, as we all saw, he was wearing clothes made by Fendi, a luxury Italian fashion brand, when he was arrested.”