Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Sowore Interviewed by Dr Chidi Cadet Nwanyanwu about the Biafra Restoration movement and the Take It Back movement. Kanu’s message to Biafrans and Nigerians is:
The situation in which we find ourselves is very dear and desperate. Some of you may not have listened to me in the past but I am sure that if you examine Obasanjo’s words that were recently published, that tells you all that you need to know, that there is eminent danger. Our land will be overrun by these hordes from the North and no one will come to our rescue. It will not just affect our people. It will also affect the people in the Middle Belt and the Oduduwa nation to the west. There should be a line through which this army cannot cross and that line should and must be drawn in the Middle. If we do not draw that line, if we do not rise up to protect our people, we will all die. What I have said before has come to fruition. If we do not resist Nigeria, we will all perish. If anybody wants to form a nation, you decide who you build a nation with. The formation of a nation must and will remain by nature an organic process. It is not something that you force on individuals. You allow them to govern their own mind. That is why Nigeria is fundamentally flawed, and that is why the only remedy is to rise up. The time is now, not tomorrow, not next week, not next month, and not next year. Do not take it from me. Take it from those that know.
Sowore added that
Not only must a line be drawn physically, it must also be drawn in our conscience. We have suffered enough as a people and we must reject a continuation of the oppression, the subjugation of our people, the destruction of our community. And I am saying it and I will keep saying it and I am sure I will keep reaching out to you all that we must rise in unison, especially for young people. The time to rise is now, because if we don’t organize we will agonize forever and eventually perish. There is no question about it. We are surrounded by a tsunami at this point and it does not matter how much we scream, if we do not act and move, we will all perish. I have been to all parts of the country. I have been to Nigerians in all parts of the world and I repeated the same message everywhere I went saying that this issue is a social justice issue and we have no way of moving forward. We have come to the conclusion now and the next thing is for us to act.