Patron of the Biafra War Veterans (BWR), Dr. Ramas Asuzu has attributed the emergence of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to a perceived leadership vacuum in Igboland.
Addressing journalists in his country home, Nri in Anaocha local government area of Anambra State, Asuzu observed that marginalization of Ndigbo was as a result of the defeat of Igbos in the Nigeria/ Biafra War.
While noting that the Igbos were the architect of their misfortune, the Biafran veteran described IPOB agitations as a fruitless venture, saying that IPOB was having a smooth sail until Kanu came to the scene and hijacked it for selfish purpose as it appeared Igbo people like noise making.
According to him, Kanu’s drive for agitation for freedom and secession through hate speeches though not an invitation to violence, would not work.
He said: “There were no due consultations and Ndigbo failed to come to the roundtable for exhaustive deliberations on burning issues before taking actions. “I warned against the agitation because it was another step in Igbo nation for our children to be massacred.”