The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has warned food item traders in South East, against inflating the prices of their goods and compounding the problems of the people who have been subjected to sit at home because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Naija News reports that Kanu gave this warning in a radio broadcast, where he told Igbo traders that this is not the time to be selfish and parochial, but a time to come together to save as many lives as possible by being their brother’s keeper and sharing whatever they have to save lives.
The secessionist leader told those he refers to as “Biafrans” that their preparation for eventualities against coronavirus have to be multifaceted, adding that they must adopt a siege mentality against the pandemic virus and see it as one that is threatening their lives and above all, Biafra existence.
Kanu said: “We must, as traders, change our mindset about making money from this situation at the detriment of our brothers and sisters. We should know that we are in a war with both the invisible enemy, coronavirus and the visible enemy, Nigerian government that has refused to provide relief materials and testing centres for Biafrans.
“Hiking prices of food items and materials to fight coronavirus at this critical time does not make any sense. If you do it, you are evil, wicked and such evil money will never be useful to you because it is like blood money, you subjected your brothers and sisters to horrible situation to make the money.
“We must look at each other as an extension of ourselves because if we allow hunger to drive some of our brothers and sisters out to the streets and they contact the pandemic virus, they will bring it home to infect all of us. So, we must extend whatever food and anti-coronavirus kits we have to our sisters and brothers and even our neighbours to avoid bringing home the deadly pandemic virus,” he said.