Some pro-Biafra campaigners have threatened to ‘bring down’ the Nigeria High Commission in India over the detention of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The campaigners under the aegis of Indigenous People of Biafra, staged a protest in front of the Commission’s building in New Delhi to demand the release of Mr. Kanu.
Mr. Kanu was reportedly picked up by the Department of State Security last week over the activities of his pirate radio station, Radio Biafra.
In a five minute Facebook video, the pro-Biafra campaigners, who wore vests bearing the insignia of Biafra, among other demands, said if Kanu was not released within the next 24 hours, they would destroy the building housing the Nigeria High Commission.
The protesters, who chanted a Biafra solidarity song, “Biafra save my bullet when I die”, said not even the Indian police would stop them if Kanu was not released.
One of the activists said, “Today we are all over the world and we are making it very clear. We know your families all over the world. If Nnamdi Kanu is not released within 24 hours, we will bring down this building. Kanu has not done anything wrong, he is a prisoner of conscience kidnapped by the operatives of the Department of State Services. But we are warning that if they fail to release him, we will break down this embassy. Go and call all the police in India, they cannot stop us. We don’t joke about our leader. We are not afraid of jail”.
Another member of the group said, “We don’t mince word. There should not be a clause to his release. After all, this embassy was built with our money. No matter the number of Indian police they put here, we will bring this building down. We are ready to die. We are dead already so we are not afraid of death”.
An unidentified man at the embassy said he would convey their demands to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is slated to travel to India on Tuesday for the 3rd Summit of the India-Africa Forum.