Despite the provocative speech given by the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, the presidency has reassured Nigerians the relationship of the country with other nations is still intact.
This was explained based on a statement granted on Wednesday by the spokesman of the Presidency, Garba Shehu in reaction to the online video depicting Kanu in Israel.
Kanu has threatened the country with “hell” in the speech granted shortly after his reappearance.
“I am Nnamdi Kanu, no mortal flesh can kill me. They have not given birth to that very person. Since they didn’t want me to come to court, I shall come back to Biafra land … They know if I go to court, that very country will not be the same again,” Kanu had said.
But Shehu described Kanu’s threats as “hollow outburst”.
The statement read: “The Presidency wishes to restate that Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari is strong enough to defend its territory against any threat, assuring all Nigerians that there is no reason to worry about the hollow outburst by Nnamdi Kanu, the disputed leader of IPOB, on returning to the country with hell.
“Instead, we see the re-enactment of his bizarre, episodic threat as a mere distraction which will not be allowed to detract from the existing cordial relationships between Nigeria and other countries.
“The Buhari administration is in constant touch with other friendly nations and has the best assurances that they would continue to reciprocate the respect Nigeria has for the sovereignty of their nations.
“Nigerians have nothing to fear from this.”