Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has called on his followers to see 2022 as a year of miraculous occurrences.
In what appears to be his New Year message released on Friday by his lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Mr Kanu said the New Year offers renewed hope in God, admonishing his supporters to remain steadfast in their cause.
He said, “Onyendu (Kanu) sends his best compliments and appreciation to all those of his followers who have remained undaunted and defiant in the face of all odds. He salutes all those who have remained resolute and undistracted to the cause and demonstrably obedient to the appropriate chain of command.
“The new year offers us renewed hope in Chukwuokike Abiama. It will herald divine grace and favour of unimaginable proportions. Abiding grace and miraculous happenings will punctuate it. Sorrow and sighing shall take a sudden and unremitting flight. Chukwuokike Abiama being and abiding with us, we shall reap and appropriate beneficially comprehensive victory on all sides.”
Mr Ejiofor said he paid Kanu a visit at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja on Thursday.
“In the course of my visit, both of us engaged in fruitful discussions that substantially bothered on the legal strategy we would deploy at the next court sitting on January 18, 2022. Onyendu was particularly enthused when he realised that we have set to task and brought to perfection all legal engineering implicit in the options available to us,” he said.
Ejiofor also stated that the IPOB leader and his followers have been vindicated by the recent “abduction” of former Imo State governorship candidate Uche Nwosu by the police.
“The recent stunning revelation in Imo State vindicates Onyendu entirely. He has long before now made the point that the chilling atrocities perpetrated in Imo State by agents of darkness are the handiwork of politicians, who are their mastermind and paymasters. Onyendu has therefore exhorted Umuchineke and his followers, in general, to remain calm, law-abiding, focused and peaceful in all their undertakings.
“He predicted that many more criminal gangs ravaging our land will sooner than later gravitate to their deserving and ignoble end. He was also emphatic on the need for Umuchineke to be circumspect in their words and actions. He admonished Umuchineke, and his other followers in general, to be eternally vigilant in all they do and to show conscious restraint and forbearance at all times,” he said.