The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that the Federal Government must first obtain a court order before its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, can be re-arrested.
The Federal Government had asked an Abuja Federal High Court to revoke the bail granted Kanu on April 25, 2017, and also order his immediate arrest.
The application was based on the grounds that Kanu has violated his bail conditions.
Reacting on Saturday, IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in a statement, said Kanu was prepared to be locked up in his quest to restore Biafra.
He warned that IPOB members would resist the planned arrest should the Federal Government come after Kanu without first obtaining a court order.
We, the Indigenous People of Biafra, and its leadership worldwide under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to place the whole world on notice regarding the illegal and wholesome undemocratic moves by APC government led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari to re-arrest our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who committed no crime known to the laws of the Nigerian state.
This dangerous path of intimidation smacks of state sponsored terrorism designed to silence free speech and infringe on our rights to peaceful assembly.
Merely asserting that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a threat to the Nigerian government is not a crime unless accompanied by legally definable crime or offence.
The Muhammadu Buhari led administration must know that threats and more threats heaped upon intimidation after intimidation do not wash with IPOB.
Before Buhari decides to make a move to arrest our leader, he must first go to court to obtain a court order, else it will be resisted by millions of IPOB members.