Governors owing salaries must not travel abroad – Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu IPOB

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has warned governors owing salaries not to travel abroad.

In an interview with BEN TV London, Mr Kanu said the governors would not be attacked but would be questioned on the rationale behind their attitude to workers and pensioners.


IPOB had in August attacked former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on his visit to Nuremberg, Germany.

They accused him of collaborating with the Federal Government in proscribing the group and facilitating the killing of its members.

However, Kanu told his interviewer: “Very soon, any governor who has not paid salaries will not come abroad anymore. If you are owing salaries you’re not allowed to go abroad anymore.

“You bank teachers’ salaries, you bank the salaries of pensioners, you cannot come abroad anymore. So this is just the beginning. We’ll not attack them; we’ll just ask them questions. It is called picketing. It’s allowed within the ambit of democratic rules.

“If we see you, we’ll ask you what you’ve been doing with teachers’ salaries, nurses’ salaries and why you’ve not been paying people and what are you doing here? Any governor owing workers once we catch you abroad you’ll tell us what you’ve been doing with the salaries you’re supposed to pay.


“It doesn’t matter the state you come from, but once we catch you, you must explain why you’ve not paid for four months, six months and nine months,” he was quoted saying by TheCable.

Kanu had earlier warned governors and leaders in the South East against traveling abroad, saying his group would attack them.