The sectional group says notwithstanding the harassment and killing of its members, it will not depart from determination to liberate Igbo people in Nigeria
By Emeka Ejere
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has drawn the attention of the civilised world to an alleged order by Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff and the heads of other security agencies to continue the killing of the people of Biafra in the guise of clampdown on IPOB.
The order, according to the IPOB, has resulted in the shoot-at-sight operation now going on across Biafraland, especially in Abia and Ebonyi states.
“It is on record that IPOB is a peaceful but determined liberation movement,” Emma Powerful, the IPOB’s spokesperson, said in a statement.
“It is equally known that our method is non-violent civil disobedience. That we have chosen to sit-at-home on 16 February 2019 does not in any way constitute a breach of the peace.
“These ongoing killings of innocent Biafrans, some of whom are kidnapped from their homes in the middle of the night or snatched in broad daylight from our streets is an act of war,” he said.
Recall that the IPOB had announce its resolve to boycott Nigeria’s February 16 presidential election, fixing Biafra referendum same day.
The IPOB noted the since the announcement and beginning of this latest version of Operation Python Dance 3 by the federal government and its security forces, “people have been missing from their respective houses while some are no more attending to their legitimate businesses for fear of being kidnapped by the army, police and DSS.”
The statement read in part: “Many kidnapped victims are languishing in secret police cells and army detention facilities in Obinze near Owerri in Imo State.
“Inocent people that never committed any crime against anybody or state are being slaughtered and their burnt lifeless bodies once again thrown into a borrow pit along Aba Umuahia expressway near Magazine Fuel Station in Aba, Abia State.
“It is imperative we notify the general public and the world at large that Buratai in concert with Okezie Ikpeazu, David Umahi, Willie Obiano, Rochas Okorocha and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Ohaneze are still collaborating with the Fulani Jihadist to continue to exact what could only be termed the final solution for Biafra agitation.
“Our decision to boycott next week’s election is set in stone. No amount of cheap propaganda by professional political e-rats, Nigerian Army or Fulani slaves in Biafraland can alter our resolve to boycott this coming presidential election unless our simple demands are met.
“It is important humanity is duly notified through this statement that Nigerian Army have no justifiable reason whatsoever to invade South East and South South because we will be sitting indoors in our homes. Our resolve to restore Biafra remains non negotiable and nothing can stop it.”
– Feb. 6, 2019 @ 05:29 GMT |