IPOB Press Release
May 18 2023 | IPOB
The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU who is unlawfully detained in DSS solitary confinement hereby warn Nigeria Police, DSS, and Army to stop burning people’s properties in the name of looking for IPOB members. But why are they looking for us?
It’s obvious that the Nigeria Security Agencies parading in Biafra territory are not regular professional security agents, but terrorists recruited into Nigeria Security Services to terrorise Biafrans. The impostor security agencies leave the same footprints like terrorists such as burning of houses, worship centres, markets, cars, abductions for ransom, and killing of innocent villagers. They are no different from terrorists.
The world should recall that IPOB raised an alarm when Fulani led Nigeria Government recruited terrorists which they referred to as repentant Boko Haram terrorists into the Nigeria Army. The so-called repentant terrorists were recruited and sent to Biafra land to destroy our livelihood and our people. Some of them are involved in snatching of cars from innocent Biafrans and sending the cars to the Alhajis in the North, as seen in the recent viral video from arrested Fulani soldiers
These terrorists in Nigeria security uniforms are brainwashed to hate Ndigbo, and they have laid siege on Alaigbo. They were sent to Biafra land to kill separatists as claimed by the Chief of Army Staff as recently reported on the Nigeria Dailies. Their agenda is to put IPOB membership tag on any criminal in Biafra Land in order to kill them.
In the case of their political opponents and wealthy Igbo people, they tag them IPOB sponsors. Even innocent Igbo youths are not spared. They can randomly abduct innocent youths, tag them IPOB members, and demand them to pay hundreds of thousands of Naira or millions to buy their freedom or get jailed or worse, possibly be extrajudicially killed.
We are dealing with a racially hate-filled government with no respect for local and international laws on self-determination. The tribal bigot Government of Nigeria is only sympathetic to terrorists but repressive to Biafra’s self-determination movement led by IPOB. They have killed and jailed many IPOB members and sympathizers but have released arrested terrorists and compensated them with Nigeria Security jobs to continue their killing career. As of today, no terrorist or Fulani herdsman that they branded bandits is on trial irrespective of all the mass killings these murderous groups have carried out. How can such a barbarian government stop Biafra agitation? It will be better that the entire Biafran youths are killed than Biafra not to come to pass.
Let the terror sympathetic government call their terrorists in uniform to order. IPOB members are not terrorists to be hunted. Known terrorist like Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram, ISWAP, and other northern sponsored terrorist don’t have local and international offices and lawyers like IPOB. They should stop tagging individuals’ IPOB sponsors. No single person can sponsor IPOB. IPOB is sponsored by its members scattered all over the world through our freewill contributions. IPOB is simply an army of volunteers who are putting in their resources for the liberty and freedom of our people.
We, therefore, call on the Nigeria government to unconditionally release our leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU, who is being held illegally in DSS dungeon and schedule a date for Biafra referendum. No amount of blackmail, propaganda, arrest, or destruction of properties or killings can deter us. Today, we are being hunted down, but tomorrow, the reverse will be the case.
COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL, MEDIA, AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.