The Indigenous People of Biafra has raised the alarm that South-East Governors, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and others were compiling the names of its members and those of Eastern Security Network to hand over to the Federal Government for incarceration.
The secessionist group noted that the move was suggested to the leaders of the South-East geopolitical zone, to weaken its resolve and that of the ESN from flushing the Fulani herdsmen out of the zone.
The group further observed that since the formation of the ESN, efforts to flush out Fulani herders out of the zone had intensified, regretting, however, that politicians, local authorities and others were sabotaging the efforts.
The group stated this in a statement signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful.
The statement read in part, “It has come to the attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great and indomitable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, that South-East Governors, Ohaneze Ndigbo led by George Obiozor, treacherous traditional rulers and President Generals of some communities are secretly compiling names of suspected IPOB members and ESN operatives across Biafraland. This wicked move was suggested by the Nigeria Government and her security operatives with the hope to weaken IPOB and ESN, making every effort to flush Fulani terrorist herders out of our land.
“Our efforts to stop Fulani terrorist herdsmen in the East have indisputably intensified since the formation of ESN but regrettably, the politicians and government officials including local authorities in some communities in South-East are sabotaging these efforts. They have bargained with Nigerian security agencies to abduct anybody suspected to be an IPOB member or supporter.
“IPOB intelligence unit gathered that these enemies within and without had perfected arrangements to abduct our people and put them incommunicado in the security dungeons in unknown locations. IPOB is, therefore, issuing a stern warning to these Miyetti Allah slaves to be careful because they must answer for their actions.
“We advise Nigeria government and her partners in crime in the zone to desist from this evil plan because it will backfire. We are aware of their secret file, but we are not going back until Biafra is finally achieved.
“Our intelligence further revealed that they took this decision to launch this joint military operation to quench and permanently silence what they termed as IPOB and ESN menace in the zone. Unfortunately, our so-called leaders could not see or observe how Fulani terrorist herdsmen were raping and murdering our mothers, wives and sisters in the farms across the Biafra territory.”