After revisiting the incident that claimed the lives of some of his members last Sunday in Emene, Enugu State. The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has said he felt like abandoning the struggle for Biafra.
Kanu in a letter to his members, likened his feelings to that of Jesus Christ who told God at the Garden of Gethsemane when faced with the agony of betrayal and death “if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.”
His letter was made available yesterday, by the group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful.
“In my most private moments – when I reflect on this struggle and its fallouts, I have often been tempted, like Christ, to ask that this cup be passed from me. I am sure you all feel the same in many fleeting moments of despair that is common with the fragile human spirit,” he said.
He, however, assured that rather than abandon the struggle, he was emboldened to continue in the fight for the emancipation of Igbo from attacks and persecution by Nigerian forces.
“So, as we mourn this latest mass murder of our people, let us all take some comfort that they didn’t die in vain, they died in honour, they fell in defence of freedom and their precious blood will be best requited by our collective and abiding resolve to never back down until Biafra is restored,” Kanu said.