Nigerian controversial clergyman and spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka has defended Nnamdi Kanu agitation for Biafra republic, saying if things were working well in Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanu would not be an issue for the government. The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries, Enugu, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka has again reacted to the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had claimed that Operatives of Nigeria security intelligence intercepted Nnamdi Kanu.
But further reports revealed that Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in Kenya recently and brought to Nigeria by the Nigerian government. Last week, Nnamdi Kanu was blindfolded and sneaked into the courtroom by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in handcuffs while his legs were chained.
Reacting in a video obtained by our credible source on Sunday, Fr Mbaka says the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu will not stop insecurity in the country. The cleric defended Nnamdi Kanu’s agitation for Biafra, saying if things were working well in Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanu would not be an issue for the government.
According to Fr Mbaka; “Since you arrested Nnamdi Kanu, we have lost many lives. So, of what use is his arrest? After he was arrested, the kidnapping didn’t stop in the north; many students were kidnapped in Kaduna last week. Where were our security agencies? Why can’t they use the same temerity to arrest all those people doing these killings? Arresting Nnamdi Kanu will not solve the problem,” he stated.
Fr Mbaka blamed rising insecurity in the country on politicians who pay huge sums of money to buy arms for political thugs to manipulate elections.
According to his words; “Most of the politicians will buy ammunition and give it to millions of youth, and after the elections, no one collects the ammunition back. There are Fulani herdsmen everywhere, people have abandoned their villages, and there are no jobs. Peoples’ farms are ravaged and they are kidnapped and killed. Nnamdi Kanu arrest aggravates the problem.
“Has anybody seen Nnamdi Kanu kill anyone? Nnamdi Kanu is not a murderer. Have you caught him with guns? Why arrest someone who has never kidnapped anyone? Our land must yield an increase. Nnamdi Kanu is not Fulani herdsmen, kidnappers, bandits, or Boko Haram. He does not carry ammunition and he is not even an unknown gunman. My job is to say what the spirit asked me to say and I will continue saying it no matter what.
“If you use the same aggression you deployed to arrest Nnamdi Kanu to address terrorism, things will change. It would help if you used the same temerity to address poverty, Fulani herdsmen terrorism, injustice, corruption, and unhealthy tribalism. I am for truth and justice.
“I cannot support terrorism. There is agitation everywhere. All the men of God are agitating silently. The police and the army are agitating. Do you blame them? If they talk, they will be killed. In the mosque, there is agitation. You don’t arrest the agitation. You arrest the cause of it. People are hungry and angry. Millions are idle and an idle hand is the devil’s workshop.
“If Nigeria is doing very well, will Nnamdi Kanu emerge? I am for justice, equity and fair play. Look at what is happening in the North, the north is finished,” Fr Mbaka stated.