- The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says the federal government has concluded plans to kill and subjugate the southeast region
- IPOB said the FG, under the guise of labeling the group as a terrorist group is planning to incriminate their members
- Publicity secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, however, said that any attempt to carry out the plot will plunge Nigeria into irredeemable chaos
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the federal government of plans to kill hundreds of youths from the southeast zone, ahead of the 2019 general election.
IPOB in a press statement on Friday, September 22, said the FG is planning to use men of the Nigerian military to perpetuate the evil acts, Daily Post reports.
IPOB, through its publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, alleged that the FG is planning to incriminate members of the group in order to justify their controversial and unpopular proscription.
He said: “We wish to urgently draw the attention of the civilized world to the dastardly plot being perfected by the APC Hausa Fulani led Islamic government of Nigeria against peaceful unarmed members of IPOB residing in Biafraland in the next few weeks.
“IPOB Intelligence Unit have uncovered elaborate plans by the Islamic APC government of Buhari to incriminate IPOB members in order to justify their controversial and unpopular proscription of IPOB with the attending laughable tag of terrorist organization.
“This Islamic Hausa-Fulani controlled and dominated security apparatus in Nigeria led by Muhammadu Buhari have resolved to commence another round of their periodic genocidal massacre of innocent civilians across South East and South South within the next few weeks under the cover that IPOB is a terrorist organisation.
“They want to spread terror, intimidation and instill fear in the minds of those that will survive this massacre and cause our people to renounce or abandon their legitimate quest for freedom. The plan is to bring the people of old Eastern Region to submission before 2019 presidential elections.”
Going further, IPOB said: “Those involved boasted that they have succeeded in bringing some South East and South South politicians, especially Southeast governors under their control, and what was left for them to complete the conquest and subjugation of entire Biafraland were the youths.”
“Tagging it a terrorist organisation and having such authenticated by a court of law was the first crucial step towards setting the stage for the ‘impending genocide’, and that the exercise was scheduled to begin in precisely three weeks time.”
“In the exercise, the military, police and the DSS exclusively staffed by Hausa-Fulani Islamic extremists would carry out murderous simultaneous raids across South East and parts of South South to eliminate tens of hundreds of young men under the guise of hunting for IPOB sympathizers.
“They assumed that having successfully bought over the conscience of South East governors to join them in their genocidal plot with promises of second tenure in office, they can proceed to execute their plan with nobody standing in their way.
“To justify and make this genocidal act against the people look real, the Nigerian Army will take condemned criminals from prisons, dress them in military uniforms, then execute them during an unprovoked attack to make it seem that IPOB killed Nigerian soldiers.
“They will then call a world press conference to show the media corpses of ‘solders’ killed by IPOB in order to justify their decision to tag IPOB a terrorist group and hopefully dent the standing of IPOB in the eyes of lovers of freedom all over the world. This evil plan will also involve burning down some police stations in the Eastern Region with claim that it was done by IPOB members.”
Emma Powerful said that any attempt to carry out the plot will plunge Nigeria in irredeemable chaos.
“The world is put on notice that should this impending genocide commence, South East governors, Arewa Consultative Forum, Northern Elders Forum, the Presidency and entire Islamic Core North should be held responsible because IPOB is not and can never be a terrorist organisation.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had challenged the court decision to proscribe his group.
Kanu, in a motion on notice filed against an order made by the Federal High Court on Wednesday, September 20, said the order proscribing IPOB as a terrorist organization is illegal.
You can watch this NAIJ.com exclusive video of Nnamdi Kanu's father speaking on his son's Biafra agitation below: