I have no connections with Niger Delta Avengers, MEND – Nnamdi Kanu
A faction of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday debunked claims its leader Nnamdi Kanu was connected to the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, and it’s decision to tip Kanu’s release as part of negotiation conditions with the federal government.
Kanu who intimated the public through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, at a press conference in Abuja lamented that he has no connection with any Niger Delta group.
“In the past few days, the media was awash with news on negotiation going on between the Federal government and members of MEND, where our client’s name [Nnamdi Kanu] conspicuously featured.
“It is on that note that we wish to inform the general public that Nnamdi Kanu has no connection, contact, ties or any kind of relationship with members of the MEND.
As such MEND has no implied, direct or express authority of Nnamdi Kanu to represent him or IPOB in any purported negotiation going on between MEND and the Federal Government.
“The general public is accordingly advised to ignore, discountenance and disregard the falsehood been peddled by MEND,” said Mr. Ejiofor.
Mr. Kanu and two others, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, are facing trial for alleged treason which has kept the trio in detention since October 2015.