ISRAEL – Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has lampooned journalists and media houses in Nigeria over their inability to investigate and report the cause of death of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh. The immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, who served under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was reportedly shot dead in an ambush last Tuesday evening by unknown gunmen while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi expressway.
Kanu who blamed the media houses and journalists in Nigeria over failure to investigate the matter declared that he is convinced the media in Nigeria is evil and working against the people. Speaking from his base in Israel on Saturday, during a live presentation on Radio Biafra, Kanu said that those who hatched plans to assassinate him over the unveiling of the impostor in Aso-rock must be rejoicing over Badeh’s death, adding that no Nigerian journalist would investigate or write about it due to monetary inducement.
The IPOB leader also tipped some certain individuals in government who allegedly has hands in Badeh’s death, saying that Aisha Buhari, the president’s wife and his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari knew about the impending death of the ex-defence chief. According to Kanu, “Aisha Buhari knew about the slaughter of Alex Badeh, so also, is the ever-present Abba Kyari. I’m sure some of those supporters of iniquity are now rejoicing because Alex Badeh is dead and no journalist will investigate nor write about it because they have all collected money.
“I say it with every ounce of conviction within me that the media in Nigeria is working against the people. In any other country of the world, the senseless assassination of Alex Badeh will make headline news for about two weeks but because Yorubas are in charge of the media. They have courted with the devil. They have no soul, they have no honour and dignity. “Why did Alex Badeh die? Because he threatened Aisha Buhari and Abba Kyari with what he knew about Jubril Aminu Al-Sudani. But the Yoruba media won’t report that. They are responsible for putting Nigeria in the state that it is today because of their selfish and parochial interests.
“Yoruba newspaper publishers and journalists are working for the devil. They do anything for money, to keep Nigeria united not because they love you but because they need access to oil and gas and they know that any time that Biafra leaves, Fulani will march into Yoruba land and decimate them overnight. So we(Biafrans) are more or less of a buffer or insurance against wholesale Fulani invasion of Yoruba land. They have brought shame to journalism.”
Quoting a popular Nigerian newspaper publication on events leading to Badeh’s death, Kanu said a very close associate of the late ex-defence chief claimed in the newspaper publication that he(Badeh) approached Aisha Buhari to intervene over his corruption cases pending in court which was reportedly taking huge emotional and financial toll on him. But according to the publication, the wife of the president, told Badeh that only the Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari could help him and she reportedly took him to meet Kyari who was non-committal at the time and asked him(Badeh) to call back.
Based on this fact, Kanu said Aisha Buhari’s reference to Abba Kyari as Badeh’s messiah confirms that President Buhari is no longer alive and has been replaced by Jubril who does whatever Kyari says. “Mrs. Buhari told Badeh that only Abba Kyari could help him, not even her husband, she never directed him to her husband which goes to confirm that Buhari is not alive and Jubril does what Abba Kyari says and as I told you from day one, the main culprits in all these are Abba Kyari and Mamman Daura,” he asserted.
Revealing how he met the late ex-defense chief and the ensuing conversation he had with him while still in detention in Kuje prison, Kanu disclosed that he told Badeh that Nigeria cannot work but he(Badeh) insisted that it would work. He said: “As a matter of fact, I met Badeh in prison and I had a brief conversation with him. I told him that Nigeria will never work, all these things you’re doing is a waste of time and he said ‘No! Don’t worry, your senior brother is my friend, Nigeria will be better one day.’ I told him that Nigeria can never be better and today that man is dead.”
Kanu added: “Alex Badeh is dead and nobody is investigating his death. Nobody is calling him a hero. He was facing trial for alleged fraud, criminal breach of trust and money laundering. Men cannot rise up and speak the truth for fear of what will happen to them. Yoruba journalists cover evil and lies because of the money they are getting from Aso Rock.”
For: Radio Biafra Media