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NNAMDI KANU APOLOGISES, WITHDRAW ALL THREAT

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra
(IPOB) has apologised for threatening to kill children of Abia
State Police commissioner.
Mr Kanu while tendering his apology withdrew the threat and
expressed sadness over the development.
The fugitive had earlier threatened to kill children of heads
of security agencies in retaliation should any member of the
proscribed group be killed during his parents burial on
Friday.
He made the threat while responding to the warning of the
police barring members of IPOB from gracing the burial
ceremony of his parents who were traditional rulers of his
community.
But in a statement reproduced on his social media accounts
on Wednesday, the secessionist leader backed down,
apologised and withdrew the threat.
“This Friday, mourners in Biafra will come together to attend
the funeral for my beloved parents, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu
and Ugoeze Sally Nmenme Kanu,” Mr Kanu said.
“During this time of mourning, the Indigenous People of
Biafra are living in a constant state of fear.
“The Abia State Commissioner of Police is threatening to
disrupt the funeral and there continues to be a large military
presence in the area, which has a history of inflicting
violence against the IPOB.
“This has caused a range of emotions for me. I have now
gone from an extreme sense of sadness after losing both of
my parents, to an extreme sense of anger knowing that the
mourners are in grave danger.
“In this time of immense grieving and anger, I made threats
against the children of the Police Commissioner and other
Nigerian officials on my radio program, Radio Biafra.
“This was wrong and I sincerely apologize. Children should
always be off limits. It was my intention to bring global
awareness to the threats and imminent danger the
Government has placed on my family and community in
hopes that shining a global spotlight on the actions of the
Government will prevent them from inciting violence against
my people. In doing so, I went too far.
“It is my great hope that the Indigenous People of Biafra
can mourn in peace on Friday and can live in peace every
single day forward,” he added.

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