The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has expressed happiness over the case reportedly filed against it and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu at International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands on alleged killing of over 50 Hausa/Fulani herdsmen in Abia State.
The group’s spokespeople, Dr. Clifford Iroanya and Emma Mmezu, in a statement said they are ready for the challenge.
According to them, they had not received any suit from ICC or had Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor received any notification of ICC suit against Kanu.
They however expressed that it was a good omen if the rumour becomes a reality.
They said: “We are praying fervently that this news is actually true and not just a fiction. We, IPOB, wholeheartedly welcome this attempt to justify the continued illegal detention of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by purportedly charging him to ICC.
“We have instructed our lawyers in Amsterdam to convey our willingness to stand trial as well as seek the ICC to prioritise the allegation.”
Recall that a civil rights activist, Mr Albert Ella, through his lawyer, Edward Omaga of Graylaw Solicitors had reportedly filed a complaint at ICC against IPOB, accusing members and the leader of committing grave crimes against humanity.
According to him, the dead bodies which were reportedly exhumed by the Department of State Services (DSS) were murdered by IPOB with the use of chemicals and other dangerous instruments against the Rome Statute.