IPOB Press Release
October 18 2023 | IPOB
It is pathetic that Alaigbo that has won global record several times as the most peaceful place in Nigeria by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has been turned into an unsafe place by some State actors and non-state actors under the sponsorship of the Federal Government of Nigeria just to blackmail the IPOB movement for seeking Biafra Independence.
The state sponsored insecurity has given Boko Haram sponsors and sympathizers the latitude to point fingers to the South East as an unsafe region while ignoring their Northeast, Northwest, and Northcentral regions that is ravaged by terrorists and bandits.
The insecurity in the Southeast is Nigeria State sponsored to blackmail IPOB. It will be callous and treacherous for Hon. Benjamin Kalu, the NASS Deputy Speaker to link IPOB to the infamous sit-at-homes and violence in the Southeast while ignoring the government’s double agent who lives in Finland. Hon. Kalu should know better and stop politicking with IPOB. For a supposed informed Igbo man to join Ndigbo’s enemies in the Northern Nigeria to blackmail IPOB is pitiful.
As for Mr. Abdulrashid Yerima, who joined in blackmailing IPOB, he should be asked how many times he has condemned his bandits and terrorists’ brothers ravaging the northern parts of Nigeria?
Has Mr. Yerima travelled to his village without paying ransom or settling bandits and terrorists controlling his region? What gave him the temerity to talk about insecurity in the Southeast region. Mr. Abdulrashid Yerima is a tribal bigot who is speaking out of hatred against Ndigbo and the IPOB agenda. He and his political and tribal colluders cannot claim ignorance that IPOB has consistently disassociated ourselves from the criminal activities and violence including the infamous sit-at-homes in the East.
Nigeria DSS can’t also claim that they don’t know those behind the insecurity in the East at last. According to their latest press statement, DSS has exonerated IPOB from all the mischief that the agent of provocateurs has been causing in Biafra land using the IPOB name and its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The sponsored perpetrators are no longer hiding their activities. Their activities are now known in the open for the whole world to see. Why is the Nigeria government, some politicians, and the media in Nigeria mute on the perpetrators but keep linking their violent activities to IPOB? All efforts to blackmail IPOB with sponsored insecurity in Biafra Land have been defeated by IPOB.
The Nigerian Government has paid media to remain mute on the terrorist’s abduction of school children and university students and killings of civilians going on, on daily basis in the North while focusing all their attention on their sponsored insecurity in the Southeast by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Federal (Fulani) government of Nigeria Under the Islamic jihadists has in the past eight (8) years failed woefully to use brutal force to suppress IPOB’s peaceful agitation while negotiating and indirectly funding Boko Haram, ISWAP, Ansaru terrorists and Fulani bandits. Any individual and group that is blackmailing IPOB is playing the script of the Nigeria Government.
The Fulani, Igbo, Yoruba cabals who are the beneficiaries of the insecurities and crimes going on in the East should allow the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu if they are genuinely interested for peace to return to Biafra Land.
The terrorists who have been ravaging the Northeast Region for over 20 years are mainly from Kanuri tribe yet the Nigeria Government and her Security agencies have never retaliated and burnt down Kanuri people’s homes or destroyed their livelihood. But within the two years that the Nigeria Government kidnapped Mazi Nnamdi KANU and sponsored pockets of criminality in the Southeast, their murderous Security Forces have used that opportunity to kill many innocent Igbo youths, burnt many villages in the Southeast Region, and completely destroy the livelihood of many Igbo people’s lives across Igboland. The violent activities from a few sponsored criminals are tagged on all Ndigbo, and the entire Ndigbo is being punished severely according to the Nigeria government’s plan.
We warn Mr. Abdulrashid Yerima about his unguarded utterances against IPOB and instead to focus his energy on curbing the activities of bandits and Boko Haram terrorists that are controlling the Northern Regions of Nigeria.
Since the beginning of Boko Haram and bandit terrorists’ activities in the North this Mr. Yerima has not publicly condemned them but have the audacity to speak against IPOB as being responsible for insecurity in the East. He and his cohorts must understand that IPOB is not joking with our quest for Biafra Independence.
IPOB cannot halt our match for the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi KANU or the restoration of Biafra because of political expediency, ethnic bigotry and ethnic cleansing, or their other tactics of evil profiling of Biafrans, particularly Ndigbo. Biafra freedom is what we want and that we must get.
The sponsors and purveyors of insecurity, violence, abductions, and killings of Biafrans want to provoke us into unprepared war to give opportunity to Nigeria Security Forces to slaughter our mothers, fathers, and our little children in another genocidal war, but we are wiser, and we shall beat them in their own game. In the end, Biafra shall be restored.
COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL, MEDIA, AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.