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No plan to attack northerners, non-indigenes – IPOB


By Emma Elekwa, Onitsha

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied reports accusing it of planning to attack northerners or non-indigenes in the Southeast.

The group described the report, which it alleged emanated from the military headquarters, Abuja as malicious and fallacious, urging the public to disregard same.

A statement from its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said Biafrans remained the only race capable of defending its visitor or sojourner in its land against his own brother/sister.

It wondered why the military would prefer going after its members to appreciating them for assisting in checkmating the activities of herdsmen.

The group also warned the Army and its sister security agencies to stop giving false intelligence report targeted at causing confusion in the area.

The statement partly reads: “Based on the internal memo from the Nigeria military intercepted by IPOB intelligence unit the M.Branch, we wish to reiterate for the umpteenth time and assure all non Biafrans resident in Biafraland and the general public that IPOB has no plans whatsoever to attack Northerners or any other non indigenes living in the Biafran territory.

As a matter of fact, Biafrans are the only race that will defend or take the side of a visitor or sojourner in our land against his own brother/sister because our culture and the land of Biafra forbids injustice.

“The reference no of the memo from the Nigeria military headquarters, Gariki Abuja is AHQ DAOPS/G3/240/197/1 dated 5th of May 2022 and dispatched to 82 division Enugu.

“This malicious and fallacious memo intercepted by our M Branch, emanating from the Nigeria military are simply the figment of the imagination of the purveyors.

“We are aware of the avowed plan of the Nigerian army together with other security agencies to instigate violence in Biafraland as well as other parts of Nigeria, and point their accursed fingers at IPOB a peaceful freedom movement.

“We saw them play this out during the Ghana- Nigerian match at the MKO Stadium in Abuja even though they had credible intel that Fulani terrorist were planning to attack the stadium. Their intention then was to create distrust between Biafrans and Yoruba nation.

“Now they want to try same game by this attempt to create distrust and confusion between Biafrans and Northerners living in Biafraland with the singular aim of jeopardizing and endangering the lives of Biafrans resident in Northern Nigeria.

“The Nigerian Army working in collaboration with the Nigerian DSS must know that their gimmicks and antics are dead on arrival because IPOB have continued to protect non indigenes resident in Biafraland against any form of intimidation or attack from Fulani terrorist Herdsmen.

“IPOB is a peaceful freedom movement that is a given. However, we have a duty as a people to protect our land and our people against terrorist herdsmen. We are not begging terrorists to vacate our farmlands and forest, but we will chase them out of our bushes and forests where they stay to kidnap, kill and rape our mothers, wives and sisters in the farms.”

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