The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has cautioned Igbos residing in the North that they are doing so at their peril.
Speaking in an interview with journalists in Enugu on Monday, where he received awards from a number of pan-Igbo groups, including the Igbo Women Assembly, the Eastern Consultative Assembly and the Igbo Students Union, Kanu claimed that Northerners have been killing Igbos since 1945.
“It is up to them. They have been in the North, and they (northerners) have been killing us (Igbo) since 1945.
“If you choose to live in the North, you choose to be a sacrificial lamb because one day, they will kill you. It is a choice they have made and they will have to live with it,” he said.
Kanu also insisted that Igbos vacating the North was not a condition for the actualisation of Biafra.
He explained that secession does not imply that Igbos must leave any part of Nigeria.
“You are aware that Scotland is seeking to leave the United Kingdom? Are you remotely implying that every person from Scotland, who lives in England, should now return to Scotland?
“Britain just left the EU. Are you now implying that every British citizen in the EU should come back to Britain in order to finalise that process of extraction of Britain from the EU?,” Kanu added.