Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has recently likened himself to Jesus Christ, saying that like the Son of God, he is sometimes tempted to back out of the struggle for the realization of the sovereign state of Biafra.
Kanu made the statement in reaction to the clash between some IPOB members and security agents in Enugu state on Sunday, August 23.
In a letter to members of the secessionist group, the IPOB leader compared himself to Jesus Christ who said to God at the Garden of Gethsemane “if it be possible, let this cup pass from me” when faced with temptations.
The letter read in part:
“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.
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, however, vowed to continue in the fight for the emancipation of his people.