- The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared that there is no intimidation which would make it to surrender its fight for Biafra nation
- IPOB said Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, cannot be moved by any threat or killing of unarmed innocent civilian populations
- The group also said it is unfortunate that the Nigerian police and army cannot differentiate between freedom fighting and terrorism
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday, September 19, said there is no intimidation that would make it to surrender its fight for an independent Biafra nation.
IPOB described the proscription of its activities by the Southeast governors as well as the recent declaration of the army that the group is now a terrorist as a nullity and of no effect.
NAIJ.com gathered that the group in a statement signed by Emma Powerful, its media and publicity secretary, wondered why herdsmen that had severally wreaked havoc in different parts of the country had not been declared a terrorist organisation.
The group said: ''It is also on record that till date, no police commissioner or governor in the Southeast or South south has dared to rise up against the fourth deadliest terrorist group in the world we know as Fulani herdsmen.
''When Fulani herdsmen attacked Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi and Abia states, none of the police commissioners in these various states or any of these governors now supporting genocide against their people ever uttered a word in opposition.
''82 Division of the Nigerian Army at Enugu, a mere 13 kilometers from where Fulani herdsmen armed with sophisticated weaponry attacked innocent villagers, did not rise up to aid Enugu people.
''They did not storm the hideout or known settlements of Fulani herdsmen in Enugu. There was no stop and search of Fulani people. There were no arbitrary arrests of Fulani men. Fulani women were not carted off to be dehumanised by Nigerian soldiers.
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''Fulani leaders and Arewa North never rose up in condemnation of Fulani herdsmen. The group vowed to continue its struggle irrespective of the intimidations, adding that the in the end, governors in the south east would regret their action of fighting their own people.
''We must not stop to let the police and Nigeria DHQ know that Biafra restoration project led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu cannot be moved or dettered by any threats or killing of unarmed innocent civilian populations.
''We also want to let them understand that they don’t have the power to declare the peaceful and nonviolent IPOB a terrorist organisation. It is unfortunate that the Nigerian police and DHQ cannot differentiate between freedom fighting and terrorism''.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari signed a proclamation proscribing IPOB.
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