IPOB accuses army of killing, kidnapping Biafrans


The Biafran group alleges systematic elimination of people of Igbo extraction by the Nigerian military

By Emeka Ejere

THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to alleged killing on Monday, February 11 of two young men in Owerri, the Imo State capital, and abduction on Tuesday, February 12 of a couple in Aba, the commercial capital of Abia State, lamenting that Biafrans are now the longest suffering race in history.

The IPOB, in a statement by Emma powerful, its spokesperson, warned that one day the anger will no longer be controllable and the world will wake up then to start pontificating.

According to the group, Nigerian Army is conducting a stealth genocidal war against Biafrans and it is the responsibility of the world to take note.

The IPOB noted that its decision to boycott the Nigerian elections on Saturday is an act of civil disobedience which, it said, any reasonable person ought to understand, pointing out that the fact that Nigeria is an uncivilised backward society is not the fault of the IPOB.

The statement read in part, “We have been made to feel that a Biafran life is worthless. Let these facts be chronicled for posterity because we shall reference them at the appropriate time”, the statement said.

“Any day we start, let the world not blame us. Those that gave the Nigerian army license to kill our people will regret it, them and their families.

“Nigerian Army must release those they abducted including a husband and wife they kidnapped this morning.

“Our decision to boycott elections is an act of civil disobedience which any reasonable person ought to understand. That Nigeria is an uncivilised backward society is not the fault of IPOB.

“We have chosen a civilised non violent approach but it appears Fulani Caliphate, their Jihadi Nigerian Army and Igbo Efulefus are hell bent on provoking us to pick up arms. When that eventually happens, the world should know those to hold responsible,” the statement concluded.

– Feb. 12, 2019 @ 17:15 GMT |

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